[ 2006-10-30 09:05 ]
The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worthwhile,
costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
that bubbles from the heart that loves its fellow men,
Will drive away
the clouds of gloom and coax the sun again.
It's full of worth and
goodness, too, with manly kindness blent;
It's worth a million dollars,
and it doesn't cost a cent.
There is no room for sadness when we see a
It always has the same good look; it's never out of style;
It nerves us on to try again when failure makes us blue;
dimples of encouragement are good for me and you.
It pays the highest
interest — for it is merely lent;
It's worth a million dollars, and it
doesn't cost a cent.
A smile comes very easy — you can wrinkle up with
A hundred times before you can squeeze out
a salty tear;
It ripples out, moreover, to the heartstrings that will
And always leaves an echo that is very like a hug.
away! Folks understand what by a smile is meant;
It's worth a million
dollars, and it doesn't cost a cent.