Tears are not always shed for a sad or bad reason or are only good for cleansing the eyes. They are an expression of emotion and a means of communication that can hardly be surpassed. Necessarily there are a variety of facial changes that come with the different kinds of tears. You may be trying to stop the tears or to let them flow freely and your face will look different in each of these instances. Though the eyes are brightened by any kind of tears, tears of happiness seem to have a special shine that keep the eyes from reddening around the edges. Uncontrollable tears of laughter leave their own unique tracks since one is completely unable to swab one’s eyes during a total laugh event. Unstoppable tears of sadness and grief share some of the same characteristics and there is no mistaking them for any other kind of tear. The most important thing about tears is that they must be genuine; if you are being honest about your feelings and emotions the tears will come, or they won’t. One has no control over tears of pain, but aside from that circumstance one does have some control over tears. The use of false tears to gain sympathy or attention is quite dishonest and really won’t get you what you’d like; eventually the falsity of your tears and possibly other facets of your act will catch up with you. Tears are serious business whether they are for joy or sorrow. You, and everyone else, know if your tears are real or if they have been manufactured. For all real tears it is best to let them flow as they may and not try to bottle them; another occasion will never be right for shedding them. Shouldn’t tears come freely when it’s their time?