The thing that goes the farthest Towards making life worth while, Which costs the least and counts the most, Is just a pleasant smile. The smile that bubbles from a heart That loves its fellow men, Will drive away the clouds of gloom And coax the sun again, It is full of worth, and goodness too, With many kindness blent; It is worth a million dollars And it doesn't cost a cent.
There is no room for sadness When we see a cheery smile, It always has the same good looks, It's never out of style. It nerves us on to try again When failure makes us blue, The dimples of encouragement Are good for me and you. It pays a higher interest For it is sincerely lent; It is worth a million dollars And doesn't cost a cent.
A smile comes very easy, You can wrinkle up with cheer A hundred times before you Can squeeze out a soggy tear. It ripples out moreover To the heart-strings that will tug, And always leaves an echo That is very like a hug; So smile away, folks understand What by a smile is meant; It is worth a million dollars And doesn't cost a cent.