Yesterday, in one of the classes I was working in, they were reading the book called Wonder by Ed Palacio. The kids seemed very eager to hear their teacher read. They told me it was about a boy who could not smile. He was born with many defects. When they told me he couldn’t smile I began to think. What would life be like if I couldn’t smile? My smile says a lot about me. My smile is who I am. My smile is beautiful and a way I communicate with others. It made me so sad that someone could be born without the ability to smile. A smile can tell so many things about someone. How would life be different without those smiles? I couldn’t even imagine. But what I do know is that I’m going to smile whenever it is possible. As I look around this room of kids today, I am grateful to the Lord that he has given us all the ability to SMILE!