The Value of a SMILE

 This is from a tiny book from 1925 by Wilbur D Nesbit
“The thing that goes the farthest toward making life worth while,
That costs the least, and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
The smile that bubbles from the heart that loves its fellowmen( and women)
will drive away the clouds of gloom and coax the sun again.

It’s full of worth, and goodness, too with human kindess blent—
It’s worth a million dollars— and it doesn’t cost a cent.

There is no room for sadness where we see a cheery smile;
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;
The dimples of encouragement are good for me and you.

It pays a higher interest, for it is merely lent—
It’s worth a million dollars—and it doesn’t cost a cent.

A smile comes easily enough,
a twinkle in the eye is natural — and does more good than
any long drawn sign!
It touches on the heartstrings till they quiver blithe and long,
And always leaves an echo that is very like a song—

So—smile away!
Folks understand what by a smile is meant;
It’s worth a million dollars—and it doesn’t cost a cent.