A SMILE HERE AND THERE AT NIGHTFALL

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate SMILING as the sun sets. SMILING when there is no mobile range to speak to a loved one. They consider the discipline of smiling at the small things and smiling despite the big things. Perhaps indeed the Big things are the Small ones. Thats good enough reason to smile. Lizzy was smiling up on Moreton Bay and out in Bellinger Valleys. Smiling often and often in Brisbane and waiting for Santa in Armidale. Now the Night comes in and SHE practices the SMILE. Even though not one of her Loved Ones is anywhere near her. Hundred of miles away. And the Moon is not rising tonight.

 

SMILE
She smiled at a sorrowful stranger.
The smile seemed to make him feel better.
He remembered past kindnesses of a friend
and wrote him a thank-you letter

“It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.”

 Irish Sayings

 

 

“Did you know…
that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody’s garden or on a vacant hillside,
the flower will always smile at you.The most polite way to respond, 
I’ve been told, is to cheerfully
return the smile.”
 

Ron Atchison

 

The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
— Leonard Cohen
1934-, Canadian-born American Musician, Songwriter, Singer
Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
— Judith Guest
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Christina Georgina Rossetti

If you are invited into an English home, at five o’clock in the morning you get a cup of tea. It is either brought in by a heartily smiling hostess or an almost malevolently silent maid. When you are disturbed in your sweetest morning sleep you must not say: “Madame (or Mabel), I think you are a cruel, spiteful and malignant person who deserves to be shot.” On the contrary, you have to declare with your best five o’clock smile: “Thank you so much. I do adore a cup of early morning tea, especially early in the morning.” If they leave you alone with the liquid, you may pour it down the washbasin.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – St. Paul (1 Corinthians 13:13)

 

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