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Share Your Smile

Mother Theresa said, “Peace begins with a smile.”

I believe it.

Do you?

Shortly after we

Moved to Montana,

I joined the

Madison Valley

Writers’ Group.

Smiles helped me

Make friends.

Shared writing

Helped us

Get to know

One another better.


Here is a poem

I wrote back then.

It’s still pertinent

(maybe even more so)

Today… don’t

You agree?


A Smile


“If you see someone without a smile,” the old saying goes,

“Give ’em one of yours.” It’ll chase away their woes.

It won’t hurt you a bit and it don’t take no time.

Might even be returned, and won’t cost you a dime.


If you see someone without a smile, maybe they just need

The kind of cheer you got – to bring ’em up to speed.

You might throw in a handshake, or a “Howdy, how ya be?”

Might be their first friendly touch in a day or two or three.


Might be they’d like to tell you how they truly are,

‘Cuz usually when folks ask that, they don’t really car.

So, add some hospitality to the smile you send their way,

And shucks, you never know, ya might just make their day!

Oh, and by the way,

That’s my DollyWolly,

DeDeBee’s Smile.

Ain’t it great?

“Peace begins with a smile.”

Comments on: "Share Your Smile" (25)

  1. Awwwwww! Thanks momma! My smile comes from YOU, ya know?! I love you! πŸ˜˜πŸ’•β€οΈ

  2. 😁

  3. Aww, what a lovely concept 😊

  4. What a lovely poem! I like the regional dialect. It feels so “down homey” and friendly. I saw the smile in the words as well as in the photo. And yes, that is a beautiful smile. πŸ™‚

  5. Hello, I have nominated you for the blogger recognition award😍
    Happy bloggingπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’

    • Thank you so much! I appreciate the recognition – and will give thought to who I’d like to pass it in to. Fifteen is a lot! But it’s a great way to find other good bloggers – because there is only one other of those you nominated that I am familiar with. I’ll have to go check them out! Thank you! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ½

  6. your poetry gave me a smile… enjoyed

  7. Smiles are infectious πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing, and my own is still very wide… <3 Thank you Jan for your kindness. <3

  8. I agree 100 percent.

  9. Wonderful ! Enjoyed reading this poem.

  10. Beautiful never separate yourself from your poetry, you are amazing!

  11. so true!

  12. Thanks dear mum , I LOVE you. You are awesome and your posts are so inspirational , please keep shining , share your love and heart . that’s what this broken world need. Love and hug

  13. That’s a Beautiful!! Smile!! And you are right!! There are times you don’t even have to say a word. Just Smile!! Speaks for you…God Bless You!! ((Hugs)) πŸ™‚

  14. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Peace has to grow in ourself first and then when we have that inner peace we may try to spread it by letting the smile coming on our face, letting our peaceful vibrations fill the air.

  15. As one saying goes, “Smile and give your face a rest.” We need to smile more and frown less!

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