A Certain Smile

Popi6413_edited 2I don’t take a good smiling photo. Compared to other smiles, mine falls short. I squint and my smile is ‘droopy’. I don’t ‘light up’ anything. I couldn’t supply an umbrella on a rainy, rainy day. I could never do one of those dopey grins on television ads from Preparation “H” to Pepsi. I’ve simply given up on a smile. I look like I’m smelling up all the bad smells or have gas. It just doesn’t come off as genuine. You wouldn’t  describe it as “pasted on”.  It’s kinda like a smear. If you look carefully you note my smile ‘droops’ in the right corner. I have determined the cause and it’s somewhat of a relief. I had a TIA (slight stroke) in the late 80’s. I thought I recovered nicely, but now I believe the ‘droop’ is from that stroke. It makes me so happy to know that my dumb grin is not a reflection of my inner sweetness. One thing for sure- I praise GOD for leaving me with just a droopy smile. It could have been much worse.  So, what you get is all I can give, after all, we all have countenance all over our faces, donchaknow. Grin and Bear It!  That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.    AMEN

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