I am trying to translate the phrase "exit smiling" into Classical Latin to use as message above the front door of our home (on the inside before leaving). The phrase is from 'Catch 22'.
Is "smiling" a gerund in this case? I think the correct verbs are exeo and subrideo, so would it then be something like exi subridendo?
For additional context, this phrase is jokingly told by a military commander to his subordinate, Yossarian. Yossarian screwed up on a mission and had to go back and do it again, and was expecting some form of discipline. Instead, he was praised for his "bravery" and given a promotion, then told to "exit smiling" so everyone knew he hadn't gotten in trouble.