Smile

If you don’t have a smile, I’ll give you one of mine.

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A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.  Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

Smile was sung by more than one artist, including Nat King Cole, who sung it in 1954. Other artists that have remade it include Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, Michael Buble, and Josh Groban. The words are awesome

“Smile though your heart is aching,
smile even though it’s breaking.
When the clouds are in the sky,
you’ll get by.

If you’ll smile through your fears and sorrow.
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
you’ll see the sun come shining through,
for you.

Light up your face with gladness.
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever so near.
That’s the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what’s the use of crying.
You’ll find that life is worthwhile,
if you just smile.”

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