On a day as grey as grey can be,
When melancholy fills up your heart,
Be smart, depart from your grief and start
Smiling sweetly and wholeheartedly.
You will find your mind unbind from grief,
While the smile sits sweetly on your face.
Gracefully it will fly and embrace
All others, giving the same relief.
For every smile you care to send out
Will put a smile on another face
Dozens of smiles will return to you
Bringing fresh delight; and hope will sprout
As around you light will fill the space
And the entire world will smile with you.
© P. J. Oszmann