She smiled at a sorrowful stranger
The smile seemed to make him feel better.
He remembered past kindness of a friend
And wrote him a thank-you letter.
The friend was so pleased with the thank-you
That he left a large tip after lunch.
The waitress, surprised the size of the tip,
Bet the whole thing on a hunch.
The next day she picked up her winnings
And gave part to a man on the street.
The man on street was greatful;
For two days he’d had nothing to eat.
After he finished his dinner, he left for his
Small dingy room. (He didn’t know at that
moment that he might be facing doom).
On the way he picked up a shivering puppy
And took him home to get warm.
The puppy was greatful to
Be out of the storm.
That night the house caught on fire.
The puppy barked the alarm.
He barked until the work the whole household
And saved everybody from harm.
One of the boys he rescued grew up to be President.
All this because of a simple smile
That hadn’t cost a cent.