Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it's breaking.
Though there are clouds in the sky,
You get by...
If you smile through your fears and sorrows.
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through.
If you just light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear may be ever, ever so near.
That's the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find life is worthwhile
If you'll just smile, come on and smile.
If you just smile.
I think this particular song says it all but a smile is the most wonderful gift you can give to someone. It can show happiness and contentment and for a moment draws you out of yourself and makes you feel a part of something no matter for how little a time. It is also a proud mask to hide behind so as not to foist your problems on others it hides your privacy it is your Public Relations System your first port of call. Besides most people react to a smile, whereas if someone is crying buckets they are more likely to shy away as they don't know how to deal with this scenario and its asking them to give more than they are prepared to give.
It is a sad reality that on a daily basis some people have so little contact with others - whatever the reason is - they have no kin, they are painfully shy, don't want to be a trouble to others just a few reasons and not exhaustive. But a smile cuts across all barriers no matter what language is spoken is non aggressive and speaks of approachability and friendliness and quite simply costs nothing to give. A smile can win you friends and in the words of the song why cry when you can smile.
Your smile to the person who is on their own is worth a million dollars and makes them feel that things are perhaps not as bad as they thought they were.
Now I don't want you all to go around flashing smiles like a Belisha Beacon non stop, but a welcoming smile here and there never hurt anyone and may well make someone's day.