The Value of a Smile

I found this on a hard disk backup from many years ago. I must have felt it was important enough to save.

It costs nothing, but creates much.

It enriches those who receive,

without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it

sometimes lasts forever.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters

good will in business and is the

countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the

discouraged, Sunshine to the sad and

nature's best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed

or stolen for it is something that is no

earthly good to anybody until it is given away!