Say Cheese!

Just before the tears reach your lashes to begin their descent, stop it with a smile.

As the spring well of all your pent up frustration spews over like larva ready to consume, stop it with

a smile.

When you find yourself buckling under the weight of your distress, use the crutch of

a smile.

Just as you are about to put on your sack cloth and prepare your ashes, pause


Even when you know that you have failed and will do so again shortly; stop, breath, breath again and


As the curtains descend and you think this is the end, look up look into the crowd and


Even after the tears have fallen, even though you tried to gather them back,

Let go and


Smile you are still alive.

Smile it could have been worse.

Smile for all those who truly have it worst.

Smile because the pain will only last for a moment in time.

Smile just because you can.

Smile awhile and give your face a rest.

Smile for the joy, peace and victories that are just ahead.

Simone Grant
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