If you’re a “glass half-empty” type of person, it’s certainly easy enough to find reasons to be that way in today’s world. But if you look at that same imaginary glass and see it as half-full (and maybe even rising), then chances are that you’re able to crack a smile once in a while.
But smiling isn’t always easy and sometimes we can use a little help. Hopefully someone will lend a hand — or two — but if all else fails we can always turn to a musical classic.
Written by Charlie Chaplin for his 1936 film, Modern Times, “Smile” has become one of the most-recorded songs of all time. It has shown up just about everywhere, including in a performance by Jermaine Jackson at his brother Michael’s memorial service. It is said to have been the King Of Pop’s favorite song, (although I always take those kinds of pronouncements with the proverbial grain of salt).