The Value of a Smile
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 that they can get along
without it and none are so poor but are
richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home, fosters
goodwill 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 for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, borrowed, begged
or stolen, for it is something that is
no earthly good to anybody ‘til it is given away.