Poetry Monday – 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 can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he 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 is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, 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 who has no more to give."

~ based on the writings of
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch


11 Comments to “Poetry Monday – A Smile”

  1. This is a nice poem I love it!

  2. And it made me smile! Thank you, Estrella.

  3. nice one :) and true, a smile sometimes makes all the difference

  4. People don’t smile enough… Love the poem!

  5. Thank you, beautiful poem!

  6. We often forget to smile… sad, and we must remember to always look back but then look forward!

  7. A smile is all we need many times, so true!

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