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Sunday, February 26, 2012


A smile is a very powerful thing to me.

Last week, while shopping the thrift stores,
I found two framed sayings about  a smile.

The one below is my favorite and had no
author at the end.

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 sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along
without it, and none is so poor but that he can be
made rich by it.  A smile creates happiness in
the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the
countersign of friendship.  It brings rest to the
weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the
sad, and it 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.                                       

Share your smile,


Florence said...

Smiles back to you! Hugs! Florence

Kathy said...

I LOVE this, especially those last two sentences. So very true. Thank you for sharing. I will remember to give more of them away!!

Uncovered Ruby said...

I love your smile Annette, thank you for always sharing it with me! I'll be seeing you ;-)
Love you!

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Thank you!


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