A Smile

by Stephen on September 16, 2008 · 51 comments

in Life

A smile costs nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes 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 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.

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Saniya Qureshi May 10, 2009 at 11:30 am

Nice poem and really heart touching I composed this to my dearly love Sana.

2 Divya Shakti May 31, 2009 at 6:01 am

Very heart touching.

3 Anna November 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

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4 Javed February 1, 2010 at 12:52 am

Really very nice and it’s very important in life.

5 Jhialyn February 12, 2010 at 1:52 am

It is very touching and inspiring…I quoted it to post in my account…thanks for revealing the essence of SMILE…God bless…

6 Esha May 12, 2010 at 2:16 am

Very Very nice and really heart touching Story.

7 Vital July 11, 2010 at 3:01 am

Its true that a smile at right place and right time can do miracle.

8 TeeJay August 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Its true..a smile can do anything..:)

9 Aishwarya October 20, 2010 at 10:14 pm

It is such like as magic…..

10 Paban January 27, 2011 at 4:32 am

Smile can only make smile…. so it’s very necessary to spread smile……

11 abi February 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

its very effective and interesting

12 Cutayy April 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

That’s really awesome!! Love it.

13 khemlata April 23, 2011 at 2:53 am

wonderful feelings are always left behind just because of a true smile…..i love to smile and believe that’s a psycological appetite….lovely composition.

14 vijay April 26, 2011 at 7:26 am

that’s the real smile………!

15 neha thukral April 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

very nice…….so always spread smile

16 Bijal June 24, 2011 at 8:10 am

Very nice…

17 Ranji July 28, 2011 at 5:27 am

Nice one πŸ™‚

18 Parashiva Murthy August 12, 2011 at 4:55 am

Nice story very motivating

19 Sudha October 1, 2011 at 7:24 am

It is a very heart touching story, I felt very much.

20 Kashish October 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

Really Heart Touching!!

21 Ghazala November 8, 2011 at 9:20 am

I love it. It’s beautiful.

22 Kody November 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I read this to my Pre-AP English class and I believe it made them think. I caused my teacher to rant about the little actions that can make or break someone. She took about, ten minutes to respond to this, and it made my week to see how I could be an influence in my class…

23 Gaurav_Luthra November 26, 2011 at 2:57 am

Yes it is! Superlike 4 ur story. ***** Smile please *****

24 Cyprian December 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

beautiful teaching. keep it up

25 Ongoro Ben Nyareki January 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

It is a nice story, illustrating a simple thing that we have failed to demonstrate which when done bringing satisfaction and joy and a feeling of acceptance to a family member, a friend and a stranger as well. It is my prayer that we all try to practice giving a smile.

26 HANNA February 22, 2012 at 7:42 am

my super power is my SMILE ! =)

27 Vishma Smitha March 12, 2012 at 3:41 am

It is true, I love to smile and smile is very important in life.

28 Nimfa April 12, 2012 at 5:55 am

Super nice! From now on, I will give my smile to everyone.

29 Abdullah April 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yes, a smile will give each one value of face so we should give a smile to everyone in our society.

30 Aliya May 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

πŸ™‚ Nice

31 Amandeep kaur May 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

Always keep smiling. It is very important in our life. Your smile gives you a lot of things. Great!!!

32 sever July 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

I smile to the one who wrote this selection …. πŸ˜€

33 VINAY August 7, 2012 at 6:48 am

Always keep smiling. It is very important in our life.
I WILL TOOO.

34 Ashwini August 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

Smile is God gift to us..so always keep smiling….!

35 Soonam December 22, 2012 at 2:36 am

Smile, a seond best thing your lips can do…. πŸ™‚ everything mentioned above is very true…. so keep smiling friends…:)

36 Frank January 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

So emotional and realistic nice one.

37 Pooja January 14, 2013 at 2:04 am

Very nice!!!:-)

38 Fidelis I. Sylvester March 8, 2013 at 7:55 am

Stories, musics and sincere tactics are a motivation in it-selves.

39 Kanika Nainwal May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

Smile is the best medicin …always smile guys:)

40 Karthika.j June 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

We can’t force to smile anyone. It is the nature. Smile gives the energy. Smile is the important to cheer a person. Always love the nature and smile it…

41 Nidhi June 20, 2013 at 12:46 am

Nice story, I like it.

42 Abraham June 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

I love this …I love this mernn.. I love this….:) I am blessed!!

43 Sandhya July 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Very nice

44 Karan September 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

Really it is good.

45 Princess Zaras October 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

This is true we should try to be happy and make others happy with our beautiful SMILE ….. ALWAYS STAY HAPPPY.

46 Rose Ann July 23, 2014 at 12:56 am

Smile! Because you can. πŸ™‚

47 Ruksaar September 14, 2014 at 1:59 am

keep smiling !

48 Kody March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I read this to my Pre-AP English class and I believe it made them think. I caused my teacher to rant about the little actions that can make or break someone. She took about, ten minutes to respond to this, and it made my week to see how I could be an influence in my class…

49 Kody March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

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50 Kailash March 25, 2016 at 3:17 am

I learnt so much from this storie. Really intresting storie

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