It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 23, Book 15

Your greatest power is the power to be.
To be more loving. To be more courageous.
To be more joyous. To be more friendly.
To be more sensitive. To be more aware.
To be more forgiving. To be more tolerant.
To be more humble. To be more patient.
To be more helpful.
To be a greater human being.

Wilfred A. Peterson 

December 23 - smiles are powerful things

There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.

A smile not only crosses geographic boundaries, it also crosses the boundaries of culture, background, age and beliefs. What's more, it works the same magic in them all!

A warm smile can make a child feel better, as surely as it can cheer up an old man. It can soften hearts and firm up commitments. It can mend friendships and break tensions. It can reassure and give support. It can say 'I love you' and 'congratulations.' It can make deals. It can make friendships. It can make memories or even make your day.

But perhaps, most important of all, a smile can make the world a better place for the person who gives it - YOU!

A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near,
A little gift from one held dear,
Best wishes for the coming year.

These make a merry Christmas!

John Greenleaf Whittier


betty said...

So true the power of a smile :) Sometimes the best way of communication indeed :)


jack69 said...

OH YES, and sending a big SMILE your way. We will be rainy this week methinks, but warm. I know you are having a great Christmas Season. Love and Smiles from Wildwood, Florida!!!