Thursday, July 25, 2013

Quote Book ~ A Poem To Add To Your Book ~ A Smile

Today I'm sharing a poem for our "Quote Books".

A Smile

It costs nothing, but creates much
It enriches those who receive,
Without impoverishing those who give.
It happens in a flash and the memory of it lasts forever.
None are so rich they can get along without it
And none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
It creates happiness in the home,
Fosters good will in a business,
And is the countersign of friends.
It is rest to 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
Till it is given away.
If someone is too tired to give you a smile,
Leave one of yours.
For, nobody needs a smile so much
As those who have none to give.

I thought I would share this poem today because it kind-of reminds me of my son...he has a new line he says all the time "Smile On". He even wrote it in all his friend's year books at the end of school (he was finishing 2nd grade). Anyway, don't forget to stop back again for more quotes or poems next week. Hope you enjoy this poem!  (Ps. I found this poem at


  1. Another winner Lauren! It reminds me of someone I knew long ago who told me there are only 2 things in life that are free... dreaming and smiling! and he had a killer smile I won't ever forget! Hope your day is full of smiles!

  2. Patty quote book is really getting about you're quote book? Now's a good time to make one if you haven't yet.