We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do

coffee

I order my usual morning coffee, the little girl on the counter gives me a big smile, ” Isn’t it a good day?”

look around hurriedly, look at the shining May Sun, the heat, the perspiration, those dried out plants, and then..well.. I try to look at them once again.

I see a cheerful toddler ready to run in the sun. A lady in bright neon tank jogging on the pathway. An old man greeting his beaming friend, four hands expanding in the air, “After a long time! What a big surprise!” 

I smile too. This one time. Continue reading “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do”

Deeper

Cherry blossom

“As you get older, the heart shed its leaves like a tree. You cannot hold out against certain winds. Each day tears away a few more leaves; and then there are the storms that break off several branches at one go. And while nature’s greenery grows back again in the spring, that of the heart never grows back.” ― Gustave Flaubert

You can call
it stubborn
I’ll chuckle Continue reading “Deeper”