Smile, smile, smile!

God, deliver me from sullen saints. – Saint Teresa of Avila

yes, yes, yes

deliver us from sullen saints

for there is little to be unhappy about

too few reasons not to be

smiling, smiling, smiling

and why would that be so

the Lord is near

He who is Lord and Master

has called you, you and you

to be all His, and His alone

smile then, my sisters

smile, smile, smile

so many reasons to be happy

the real one is that one is

in love with the Lord

in love with one’s human kind

in love and hopeful

in love and joyful

in love and at peace

praise God!