The Value of a smile at Christmas

The Value of a smile at Christmas
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The Value of a Smile At Christmas

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.

None are so rich they can getalong without it,
and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in a 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 fee trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is no earthly
good to anybody till it is given away.

And if in the last-minute rush of the season,
preparing, planning and saving for the new year,
some people should be too tired to give you a smile,
may we ask you to leave one of yours?

For nobody needs a smile so much
as those who have none left to give!


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