Those Who Can Readily Smile

A smile to a passing stranger does not cost one a thing
And to some lonely person brief joy it may bring
Laugh and the World laughs with you as the wise one does say
The one who is happy brings joy to your day
The happy person does have the inner glow
And is the one others do wish of to know
The one without laughter has darkness of mind
And to feelings of self pity can be readily inclined
The one who can laugh at self is quite lucky indeed
Of therapy she or he is never in need
Some do feel morose when things are not going their way
And never smile at anyone and wish them a good day
To be nice to others never cost any money why otherwise pretend
Those who can readily smile are never short of a friend.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (1)

Lovely poem.. wonderful poem to keep as a reminder of what a simple does. Thanks for sharing.