Why do people frown

With eyes that are cast down

Why do people scowl

As they travel along their way

Why are people so unkind

When unkind they just get back

Why don’t people smile 

Their happiness to reflect 

I smiled today

At a stranger passing by

I smiled for no other reason

Than being grateful to be alive

The stranger looked and smiled

A wonder to behold

For the smile was passed

Like magic

To another stranger

Passing by

So go on just smile

As you pass along life’s track

And you will be surprised

How many will – 

Nod and smile right back