Pictures never came easy to me, nor my dad (who looks just like a dead version of me). Whenever picture-time came around, it was always a stressful experience for me. I just don't physically know how to smile, at least not in the way that shows up in a photo.

When I try to paint a big smile on my face, it always appears to be contrived in the most demonic way. I laugh as much as the next guy, maybe even more. But my face just doesn't want to make those big smiles that get politicians elected and get Julia Roberts (AKA "Horse-Headed Woman") megabucks in Hollywood. In fact, when I see people with these big, wide smiles, I often grab my wallet and hold on real tight. I can spot a Baptist preacher or an Ambulance Chaser a mile away.

But the natural smiles; now that's something that God gave you, if you've got one. This is a true window into the soul. When I was looking for someone to marry, this was the thing that sealed the deal.

So, when I saw this motto on CASweetAngel's home page, I stole it from her and made this node. (It turns out that stealing brings a big smile to my face. I hope it doesn't make her lose hers.)