When you see a friend, be sure to smile;

The warmth will stay a long, long while.

And if you see a stranger, smile again.

He needs one as much as your best friend.

If he’s having a discouraging day,

Like wintertime when skies are gray,

Your little smile to him will be

Like bursts of sunshine, bright and free.

Then on a day when you feel blue,

Those bursts of sunshine will return to you,

As all the smiles you gave away

Come back to brighten up your day.

Illustrated by Beth Maryon