Artwork by Daniel Kabakoff
Hey, Try Smiling! By Rivka Conway
Next time something goes wrong,
Taking much too long …Try smiling.
Next time you’re shouting,
Next time you’re crying,
Falling down from that high swing…Try smiling
Next time it’s frustrating
Doing something you’re hating…Try smiling
Next time a grin disappears from your face
Can’t keep up with your kid sister’s pace…Try smiling
Next time you feel ill,
And the toast gets stuck in the grill…Try smiling.
Next time you feel depressed,
And you’re doing your best…. Try smiling.
Next time you run out of time,
Making lemon not lime…Try smiling
Next time you burn the food
Don’t retort something rude …. Try smiling
Next time, turn it into a game.
Next time shout out your sister’s name…And try smiling!