“‘Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the one worth while
is the one who will smile
when everything goes dead wrong.”
–Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Thank you for helping me locate Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s great quatrain on smiling. What kind of orchid is that pictured with the poem.
Thanks again,
Ole Man of the Mountain

Shirley (Choosing Voluntary Simplicity)

You are very welcome. That flower does look like an orchid, doesn’t it… but it is really just a close-up of an ordinary bee balm.


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