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When I Smile...

These are reasons behind my smile...
When I smile, I am not just showcasing my teeth,
When I smile, I am rejoicing in God's grace.
When I smile, I am not usually alone,
When I smile, I am seeing God with me.
When I smile, I am not just creating a scene,
When I smile, I feel a spring of joy within.

My smile does not mean I am the happiest;
My smile means I've got reasons to stay happy.
My smile does not mean I have no problem;
My smile means the problem-solver lives right in me.
My smile does not mean there are no challenges;
My smile simply means I will surely overcome.

I'm not smiling for my present,
I'm smiling for the beautiful picture ahead.
I'm not smiling for the past,
I'm smiling for the chances before me.
I'm not smiling for your admiration,
I'm smiling for self-realization.

Behind my smile, I have ignored my sighs.
Behind my smile, I have encouraged my depression.
Behind my smile, I have shut wild wiles.
Behind my smile, I have defeated my defeats.
Behind my smile, I have bundles of testimony.
Behind my smile, I have surrendered my totality.
By
Published: 6/17/2016
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