Is a smile not miraculous? On a physical level, it is but a contortion of the face. For us, however, a smile is a symbol of recognition, a sign that we are loved. To witness a child smile, to see the purity of his soul expressed in a laugh, is to catch a glimpse of heaven on earth. I have seen people so beaten by life, so torn from within, that they seem beyond healing. A child smiles and they are miraculously renewed.