Saturday, October 20, 2012


 

"Smile"

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky,
You'll get by
If you smile,
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile, and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
For you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile.
 I stumbled across these lyrics late the other night. I have zero clue as to who composed this song, but thought it was beautiful!! These lyrics express optimism despite life's countless negativities. I like that. A lot.
 
I dedicate this song in memory of my dear, sweet Blogging Friend, JesseJ. He was a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog, who passed away just yesterday. Our hearts are broken. It is such sad news!! Jessej was among my first Blogging Friends. I earned not one, but two awards from him. Jessej/M also wrote sweet and encouraging comments on Beautifully Unique. He will be missed dearly....   
 Do, pay a visit to http://bernertails.blogspot.com/ and leave comments for his grieving family.
 

14 comments:

scotsmad said...

don't know who wrote it, but it's been sung for decades by some of the music greats.

We left a message for JesseJ this morning. We never met him.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Jessej Raelyn.
I do love that song too. The lyrics were written in 1954 by a songwriting duo and I think the tune was written by Chaplin. It was an old Judy Garland song.
Lynne x

Molly The Wally said...

Very sad news and we feel for the family.
Best wishes Molly

Priscilla said...

A very beautiful tribute to your friend, Jesse J. He will be remembered and missed by all his friends.

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Thanks for the comment!!
I commend you for leaving a comment on Jessej's Blog!! And he was not really one of your Friends. ;op

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for commenting!!
"The lyrics were written in 1954 by a songwriting duo and I think the tune was written by Chaplin. It was an old Judy Garland song.". Thank-you for the information on that song!! All I did was find its lyrics. I cannot even sing the words!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"Very sad news and we feel for the family.". Yeah. And it happened so suddenly, too. ;op

Raelyn said...

Priscilla....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"A very beautiful tribute to your friend, Jessej. He will be remembered and missed by all his friends.". Indeed. ;op

Remington said...

Very nice....it is so hard to say good bye to our friends....

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thank-you for the comment!!
"It is so hard to say good bye to our Friends....". Yep.

margeaux said...

Raelyn- oh that is sooooo beautiful. thank you so much I have copies it and placed it in jesse's box of memories... and like both Chaplin and Garland. hugs.

Raelyn said...

Margeaux....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And. Your welcome for the song. I am glad that you saw this and copied it. Jesse's box of memories sounds wonderful.
--Hugs, my Friend!!--

RYKER said...

Love the song, made me smile.

Raelyn said...

RYKER....
Thanks for the comment!!
Good. I am glad that song made you smile!! ;op