A Smile

A SMILE COSTS NOTHING, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without
impoverishing 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 alone 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 as much as he
who has no more to give.