As a child
We learned the benefits of a smile.
Yet as we grow
we allow life’s troubles to bring us low.
Why do we react
when we are smart enough to interact
in a manner
that brings honor
and to share
those things that stimulate cheer?
It massages the heart and dispels a fuss
It even changes the mood of the angry among us.
Smiles cost us nothing
Yet give us so much
They’re powerful and compelling;
Because it’s the heart that they touch!