One Bit at a Time


She smiled at me


And that was all it took


My head got just a little bit clearer

My heart got just a little less bitter

My day got just a little bit better


And I looked up at the sky

Realizing just how beautiful life is


I couldn't help myself

And I did the unthinkable


I smiled back




I smiled at the next person I saw


I watched as his somber face split into a perfect cocktail


One part Confused

Three parts Happy

And two parts Realization


I watched him look into the sky

As his own smile stretched slowly into place


I watched his day get just a little bit brighter

His head raise just a little bit higher

His smile get just a little bit wider




I realized that I just changed the world

Just a little bit


But maybe that little bit

Is just what the world needs




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