Smile Even Though

I laugh and smile at the most inappropriate things and times. My sense of humor is a little warped sometimes and other times, I just have to laugh or smile to get through it. Laughter is healing. Laughter and smiling are natural stress relievers. The act shifts something inside us that even for a moment can make us feel better.

We all go through our battles and pains. Stressors are never-ending in life and we learn to manage them. One way is through humor and the actions that come along with it. Smiling is a gift. I look at this picture with my late husband who always had the brightest smile and cannot believe it was almost 20 years ago. Talk about bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. We had just gotten married and we were basking in newlywed bliss. His smile has been my guide and gotten me through many tough times over the past 10 years. I am thankful for having had it. I am thankful for being able to still see it today in the faces of my children.

Anyone who knew him will tell you his smile was everything. How lucky were we?

Music and lyrics are balm to the hurting soul. There is no better song to go with this post than that of another beautiful smile and spirit, Nat King Cole. May all those who have gone on rest in power. May those who bask in their memories, remember them fondly and continue to smile.

Smile by Nat King Cole Lyrics
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear 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 fine that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Comments

Unknown said…
Continue to be the strong Queen that you are. You're strong not because you don't cry when you think of him and miss him but because you do and find a way to continue on living without him with the help of God when it may have easier to just leave this world after you lost him but you've continued on, I admire your strength Queen,May God continue bless you
Fmyers1920 said…
Having been with you, I not only know but I feel the struggle. Your perseverance assist me when struggle with the tears. Thankfully I can smile through the tears.

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