A smile

“A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he(she) can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he(she) 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, 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(she) who has no more to give.”


Chief Seattle

I found this from an e-mail I receive..this is the website.www.intenders.org.

Chief Seattle said,” My brother, I tell you true. If all who see the Earth as being poisoned would, instead, give more attention to seeing the Earth clean and vibrant, then, very soon, your Earth would be cleansed.

If all who see their nation’s leaders as misguided or uncaring would, instead, give more time to seeing themselves being represented by responsible, caring leaders who stand firm for the highest good of all, then, very soon, you would have good leadership.

If all who see their spouses or family members as troublesome or unloving would, instead, give more thought to seeing their loved ones as the shining children of God that they are, then, very soon, all challenged relationships would be renewed and love rekindled.

If all who see themselves as sick or poor or weak of heart or undeserving would, instead give more energy to seeing themselves as healthy, abundant, empowered, worthy. and lifted up, then, very soon, they would experience all of the good things that life has to offer.

Each problem, seen from the positive side, always turns into a blessing.

Each sorrow leads you to your joy.
Each doubt-to your knowing.
Each lack-to your abundance.
Each debt-to your freedom.
Each act of anger-to your love.
Each act of war-to your peace.
Each journey through darkness-into the light.”

I have abbreviated this..for the blog.

Behind every tear..there is a smile waiting to reveal itself…Mindy “Smile”