Probably many people have heard the wonderful song “Smile,” sung above by Judy Garland and done by many others (including Michael Buble’). It was written by Charlie Chaplin, who made quite a name for himself in silent movies.
“Smile, though your heart is aching …” is one of the lines. Many cleft and craniofacial families around the world may find, at times, it is tough to smile themselves. Even for those of us who have anomalies, finding space to crack a smile can be, well, difficult.
Now I know this is supposed to be all cheery and real-life stuff within the community here.
Sometimes, though, it is worth just taking a few minutes to have a song resonate so deeply.
Call me a little old fashioned when it comes to some of my musical tastes.
Give the song a listen … and let me know what resonates deep within you as you hear or even sing along.
You might even find yourself smiling at the end.