She smiled at a sorrowful stranger

The smile seemed to make him feel better,

He remembered past kindnesses of a friend

And wrote him a thank you letter.

The friend was so pleased with the thank you

That he left a large tip after lunch

The waitress, surprised by the size of the tip,

Bet the whole thing on a hunch.

The next day she picked up her winnings,

And gave part to a man on the street.

The man on the street was grateful,

For two days he’d had nothing to eat.

After he finished his dinner,

He left for his small dingy room

He didn’t know at that moment

That he might be facing his doom.

On the way he picked up a shivering puppy

And took him home to get warm,

The puppy was very grateful

To be in out of the storm.

That night the house caught on fire

The puppy barked the alarm,

He barked till he woke the whole household

And saved everybody from harm.

One of the boys that he rescued

Grew up to be President,

All this because of a simple smile

That hadn’t cost a cent.

“A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit.” – Proverbs 15:13

3 thoughts on “Smile.

  1. LOVE …LOVE…LOVE this!! So true….we have no idea what our smiles can do to shape the rest of someone’s day and those to follow. Thank you for such a creatively sweet reminder! The Lord shines His face upon you, Camila!


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