Once Upon A Smile

Once there was a girl who woke up and smiled. And in that smile lived her heart. And she handed that heart to him as he kissed her goodbye and headed to work.

Once there was a boy who kept her heart in his pocket as he drove through the rain. It was cold, but he didn’t notice because her heart kept him warm. And he smiled.

Once there was a customer who walked through the door and someone was smiling at him. And his day brightened. And he smiled.

Once there was a man who randomly texted his wife because his day had become brighter by a stranger. And his wife smiled.

Once there was a boy who was struggling with homeschool. And his mom popped her head in and smiled. “Let’s watch a rainy-day movie today.” And he smiled.

Once there was a girl who hadn’t heard from her friend since school ended in March. Her phone buzzed and she looked down, “Watching a movie with mom… made me think of you… miss hanging out and going to movies… hope you are doing well!” And she smiled.

Once there was a single dad who was struggling with an emotional daughter. As he sat at his desk, on the phone with a creditor, she came up from behind him and gave him a hug. And he smiled.

Once there was a customer service representative who was exhausted from all of the verbal abuse. She answered her last call, and the voice on the other end was soft and comforting. He ended their conversation with, “I hope you have a beautiful day”. And she smiled.

Once there was a man who worried about his wife’s emotional health. As he walked into the dining room, she hung up the phone and smiled. And he smiled.

Once there was a delivery boy who was tired of his job and hated driving in the rain. His phone rang and his dad said, “Hey kiddo! Your mom is having a good day!” And he smiled. And slowed down…

Once there was a boy who was heading home from work, in the rain, with her heart in his pocket.

Once there was a cat who watched as the front door opened and a boy walked in, safe and sound. And the boy smiled at the girl. And the cat jumped into the girl’s lap. And she smiled.

Once there was a girl. Who worked in a bakery. And smiled under her mask at everyone who walked in. And her well-traveled heart shone through her eyes.

And everyone smiled.

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