She giggles at the slightest silly
She grins at mirrors
Smiles through windows
Makes a dozen strangers’ day.
She beams at dogs, at books
A toy, a leaf, a pigeon
The world itself at play.
She chuckles at her own reflection
Adores someone’s freckles, wrinkles, shoes.
She rejoices in a pigtail, a polka-dot ribbon
Celebrates a doll, a braid, a tube of sparkling glue.
She chortles with abandon at a joke
She finds joy in the smallest moments
Her laughter paints bright happy into
Even the most mundane.
For The Daily Post