© Alora M. Knight

I was given a smile the other day

From someone who passed me on their way.

I wasn’t sure what I should do. 

Perhaps, I’ll leave it up to you.

If I should keep it for myself,

Put it on the kitchen shelf.

Then it would be a certainty

To bring some happiness to me.

Somehow that doesn’t feel just right

For me to keep it in my sight

When there were others who might need

A waft of warmth, oh yes indeed.

It doesn’t take so very much,

A cheerful smile, a gentle touch,

To lift the cloud another bears,

To help them feel somebody cares.

There is one thing we all should know.

A smile is like the candle’s glow.

No matter how many candles share

That light, its fullness still is there.

So when I go out on the street,

No matter whom I chance to meet,

If I share with them my precious smile,

Do you think that will be worthwhile?

For hopefully, they too, will understand

That a smile is like a helping hand.

I’m hoping that you will agree

And someday share a smile with me.