Life with a smile
The poem is written this way:
“Smile and the world smiles with you. Knock and you go alone.
For the cheerful grin will let you in where the kicker is never known.
Growl and the way looks dreary. Laugh and the path is bright.
For the welcome smile brings sunshine, while a frown shuts out the light.
Sing and the world's harmonious. Grumble and things go wrong, yet, all the time you're out of rhyme with the busy bustling throng.
Kick and there's trouble brewing. Whistle and life's skies will no longer be gray.
And the world's in tune like a day in June and the sorrow will melt away.”
The Bible says that “A merry heart does good like a medicine.” Proverbs 17:22. Also in Luke 6:38, we read, “What we give will be given back to us.” When you give a smile, you will receive a smile. When you give of what is great expense to you, your reward will be great. Your father in Heaven will see to that.
Think about this short poem:
“This world we're living in is mighty hard to beat. We get a thorn with every rose, but ain't the roses sweet?”
God has provided beauty in this world. Someone said that ”Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” What are you looking at? What do you see? Look for the pleasantness and pleasure in life and don't forget to smile.
The Rev. Paul Killingsworth serves as pastor at Yuma First Assembly.