Smile tho’ your heart is aching
Smile even tho’ it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by
As many children in high-school, my emotions grew in depth more rapidly than my maturity. I never felt I could keep up with everything life asked of me.
Days when I was just about to spontaneously combust, a very dear friend ~ who shared my birthday and understood me better than most ~ would find me at my locker, lean up against the wall of cold metal doors and nonchalantly sing this song as if he wasn’t singing it to anyone in particular. Then he would wink, lean into my ear and whisper SMILE, and speed off to his class.
It always worked. I still hear his voice in my heart to this day.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood, exhausted, or like you will never figure it out or get it all done…kick back, listen to this song and know there are angels all around you just hoping for the chance to see your beautiful smile.
© Story by Ehsida Bisset