Friday, January 17, 2014

A Smile

This is a poem I remember from my childhood.  In fact, I gave a talk in church using this poem when I was in high school and I also remember using this as a devotional for seminary when I was a freshman.
I really like and I am glad I found it again.
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 good will in business,
And is the countersign of
Friendship.
It brings rest to the weary
Cheer to the discouraged,
Sunshine to the sad,
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.
--Author Unknown

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