Friday, September 4, 2020

SMILE


With so much going on in the world to make us not want to smile, I hope this post at least brings a little one.  
Try Smiling
Author Unknown

When the weather suits you not,
Try smiling.
When your coffee isn't hot,
Try smiling.
When your neighbors don't do right,
Or your relatives all fight,
Sure 'tis hard, but then you might
Try smiling.
Doesn't change the things, of course-
Just smiling.
But it cannot make them worse-
Just smiling.
And it seems to help your case,
Brightens up a gloomy place,
Then, it sort o' rests your face-
Just smiling.



Smile
Author Unknown

Like a bread without the spreadin'.
Like a puddin' without the sauce,
Like a mattress without beddin',
Like a cart without a horse,
Like a door without a latchstring,
Like a fence without a stile,
Like a dry an' barren creek bed-
Is the face without a smile.

Like a house without a dooryard,
Like a yard without a flower,
Like a clock without a mainspring,
That will never tell the hour;
A thing that sort o' makes yo' feel
A hunger all the while-
Oh, the saddest sight that ever was
Is a face without a smile!

The face of man was built for smiles,
An' thereby he is blest
Above the critters of the field,
The birds an' all the rest;
He's just a little lower
Than the angels in the skies,
An' the reason is that he can smile;
Therein his glory lies!

So smile an' don't forget to smile,
An' smile, an' smile ag'in
'Twill help you all along the way,
An' cheer you mile by mile;
An' so, whatever is your lot,
Jes' smile, an' smile, an' smile.



Yes, I know, it is hard to smile right now, but let’s give the first person we see today a smile, and maybe they will pass it on. 






36 comments:

  1. Smiles never go astray and are good exercise for our faces too.

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  2. I love this, and you are so right! I don't thik there are many other creatures that are able to smile. This looks like either an Emu or an Ostrich.

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  3. Just keep smiling no matter what..
    Lovely to read.

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  4. Hello,

    Love the Emu! I am smiling here, love the poems. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. I loved that little guy too Eileen. Happy you're smiling and you are very welcome. You enjoy the rest of day also, and happy weekend :)

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  5. yes, we should smile everyday....
    lovely words about smile from you....

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Agreed, thank you Tanza and you have a wonderful day also :)

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  6. Sometimes we need to be reminded of some very basic things. I think some people are basic smilers and smile all the time. Other people are not smilers by nature.

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    1. Yes indeed and I agree with your comment :) Thanks Red!

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  7. too late to do this today because I won't be seeing anybody else except Bob and Big Boi. I'll try it tomorrow I love that first one a lot a lot

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    1. Well you can smile at Bob Sandra :) Thank you!

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  8. back because I forgot to say that is the cutest smile I've seen in a long time and

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  9. What a great photo to make us smile, Denise! Yes, a smile makes all the difference. Even with all we have to frown about, there are far more things to smile about. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. So glad it gave you a smile Martha Ellen. I agree, a good smile can get us through. Enjoy your weekend also n and thank you :)

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  10. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm not forgetting to take my smile with me wherever I go.

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  11. These are very good words, Denise, but the problem with trying to give folks a smile these days is that we need to do it with our eyes as everyone is masked-up.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy, isn't that the truth and yet hopefully we can see the twinkle in the eyes :)

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  12. Thank you for this post.

    Wishing you a happy weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are very welcome and I wish you the same :)

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  13. Thank you for the big smile! I always try to find positivity, things I can smile about, even though it has been getting harder.

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    1. You are more than welcome Carola and so glad this gave you a smile :) I know, it gets harder with what's going on in the world.

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  14. Bardzo dziękuję za słowa i fotografię tego uśmiechniętego ptaka. Uśmiecham się i jest mi lżej w ten trudny czas:)

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    1. Bardzo się cieszę, że to daje Ci uśmiech. Życzę wspaniałego tygodnia pełnego uśmiechów :)

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  15. Love the critter!!!!!!

    Yes, every smile has to be a good addition.

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