Friday, March 5, 2010

Feel Good Friday: She Smiled at a Sorrowful Stranger

This is one of my favorite poems:

She Smiled at a Sorrowful Stranger -- Author Unknown

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

The friend was so pleased with the thank you.
That he left a large tip after lunch.
The waitress, surprised by the size of the tip,
Bet the whole thing on a hunch.

The next day she picked up her winnings,
And gave part to a man on the street.
The man on the street was grateful;
For two days he'd had nothing to eat.
After he finished his dinner,
He left for his small dingy room.

He didn't know at that moment
that he might be facing his doom.
On the way he picked up a shivering puppy
And took him home to get warm.
The puppy was very grateful
To be in out of the storm.

That night the house caught on fire.
The puppy barked the alarm.
He barked till he woke the whole household
And saved everybody from harm.

One of the boys that he rescued
Grew up to be President.
All this because of a simple smile
That hadn't cost a cent.

1 comment:

  1. I smile all the time. The other day someone asked me, why are you smiling? What do you have to be so happy about? Uhhh...I'm alive isn't reason enough? Jeeze LOL