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

Author Unknown

Monday, December 17, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 17, Book 18

 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King !
Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Day 17 - there is nothing like a smile

And, so, Christmas comes to bless us!
Comes to teach us how to find
The joy of giving happiness
And the joy of being kind.

Gertrud Tooley Buckingham

Every time we see someone without a smile, rather than imagining the worst about them, try to see them as someone who needs a smile.  We probably don’t know the whole story of their life, their sorrows, or how their day is going, but we can offer our smile and shine a little light on them.

A smile cost nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It take but a moment
but the memories of it sometimes lasts forever.

Non is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and non 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 natures 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.

Author Unknown

A little ray of sunshine could mean a lot to someone, we just never know.  In any case, it will make you feel good and that alone is joy enough.  When you see someone return your smile, it becomes a gift, freely and joyfully given.

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

Author Unknown


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It’s all in the smile...

Sandi said...

Oh! I love that first one with the snowman.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

A smile doesn't cost a thing, but its value is immeasurable.

Mevely317 said...

Feels sooo good! I'm smiling (and waving) your direction, Pam. (Please let me know if I've spinach in my teeth?)

jack69 said...

I love a smile. They are actually contagious. I try to make people feel good. BUT I had a brother in law who had a contagious personality. When he was talking to me or anyone, you felt like you were special. he had a way of conveying the thought, You are special.
I always wanted to be able to imitate him.
Love from Sherry and jack

Rick Watson said...

A smile doesn’t cost a cent but it can lighten someone’s day.

betty said...

Smiles are the easiest things to give and probably very welcomed by one and all!