It takes courage to smile -
when you are tired or angry or depressed or anxious or sad -
but the rewards are infinite.
"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,
show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."
Because smiling reflects our attitude;
Smiling is an act of will:
we choose to count our blessings,
not to harbour regret or stockpile our anger.
We choose to see the good and gracious,
not the petty and spiteful.