A smile costs nothing but gives much.
It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment but the memory of it often lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that they can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that they can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters goodwill in business
and is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
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Reblogged this on balabhaska and commented:
Thanks – this has been in my family for generations but still don’t know who first wrote it.