Since time began, we have been told by the wise that giving is much more beneﬁcial than receiving. There have probably been many occasions on which you had a good reason to question that advice, but even in those moments, your higher self would probably have agreed with the concept.
l came across something that suggests there is something you can give every day ... something that would provide you with great compensation. It costs nothing but creates much. lt enriches those who receive. 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 who can't give this. It creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in a business, and is the countersign of friends.
Your gift will provide rest for the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and nature’s best antidote for trouble. Yet, it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anybody until it is given away!
This is a bit of a riddle, isn’t it? What on earth could provide so much for so little? A SMILE. That’s right, a smile!
Make up your mind to give a big one to every person you come in contact with today. A smile . . . from ear to ear. And pay particular attention to the reaction you get from every person you give one to.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never last; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. (Excerpts from a Bob Proctor book)