A Smile

A smile costs nothing, but gives much-
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it usually lasts forever.
None are so rich that can get along without it-
And none are so poor but that can be made rich by it.

It enriches those who receive, without making poor those who give-
It creates sunshine in the home,
Fosters good will in business,
And is the best antidote for trouble-
And yet it cannot be begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is of no value
Unless it is given away.

Some people are too busy to give you a smile-
Give them one of yours-
For the good Lord knows that no one needs a smile so badly
As he or she who has no more smiles left to give.

Author – Unknown


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eliza
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 18:38:23

    Lovely poem~ reminded me of someone who used to smile at me …


  2. KSRealityBites
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 19:02:33

    Good one 🙂


  3. purplechronicle
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 19:15:41

    so apt,.. and guess who smiles at me the most? the guy at the end of grocery billing counter, whose job is to put everything bought in diff. bags..he’s my silent angel…


  4. Maxi Malone
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:10:15

    A smile is the best gift you can give to others … and to yourself. Blessings – Maxi


  5. seema
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:46:25

    smile:):):) …..smily post.


  6. alka narula
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 23:14:00

    nice one !


  7. S.R.Ayyangar
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 11:26:33

    Smile is a ‘curve’ which sets many things ‘straight’.


  8. Upasana
    Mar 14, 2012 @ 18:19:13

    How cute! Very meaningful!


  9. LearningandGrowing
    Mar 15, 2012 @ 01:22:26

    this is truly amazing, loved every line of it… 🙂
    check my poem about smiling on…


  10. Rancho Penasquitos Dentist
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 05:14:29

    Lovely poem. Smiles are very important to keep your spirit alive. Smiling in front of the mirror has the lifting spirit for yourself and when you smile at another, even if you don’t know them, makes them feel like things are alright. 🙂


  11. RadhaaV
    May 11, 2012 @ 23:41:31

    nice work


  12. Richard Houston
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 04:15:54

    Love is happiness


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