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The song was originally written for the silver screen by a silent film movie pioneer 28 years before the lyrics were penned by others.

The lyrics are an exceedingly simple yet a powerful reminder that tomorrow holds limitless potential even though we may not see it today.

Enjoy a little CBT encouragement …

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
For you

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through
For you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just
Smile

Smile – John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons (Music by Charlie Chaplin)

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