Explore the value of Smile
Life is unnecessarily long. Moments of insight, of fine personal relation, a smile, a glance -- what ample borrowers of eternity they are!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in.
Wanda Hope Carter
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
Theodor Seuss Geisel
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
Therese of Lisieux
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Personal Stories About ‘Smile’
Share A SmileSubmitted by Chrissi
I am used to people being grouchy all of the time. But one day, when I was with my grandmother at our local grocery store, we were waiting for a lady to pull out of a parking spot so we could get her spot. I honestly can't remember a time somebody smiled at me in a parking lot. But as this lady pulled out of her...
The Perfect Role ModelSubmitted by Meg
I have had a lot of things happen in my life that I have overcome. I am 15 years old. I have had good things happen in my life, and bad things happen in my life. I am very sensitive to other people’s feelings and I love to make people smile. My goal in life is to never regret anything that made me smile. Right...
Life Is GoodSubmitted by Pattie
“How’s the yard look?” He’d say his eyes shining with pride. I could tell he was anxiously awaiting my verdict. “Wonderful” I’d reply after I gave it a thorough inspection. I would recite all the changes I had found and he would smile contently. Every year at the first sign of spring my dad would begin spending...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Smile’
Steve CSubmitted by Bruce
He is my hero because of his funny humor and always has a smile on his face. He has gone through his own trouble with his wife passing away and still having that glow to make people laugh and smile. He is a positive person that is also a great Role model as he helps with fundraisers and never gets in trouble.
Jake nuezSubmitted by Steven J Endres
To whom this may concern I am typing to you about a very special person that has inspiried me in a very short time. I was recently married back in march 2015 and my wife has a 12 year old son with down syndrome. He is such a great person and very enjoyable to be around. I have never been around to many people...
Reading BooksSubmitted by Milla
A hero is usually associated with a person who does something extraordinary and good; it's someone who inspires people to move forward or helps them do better. My hero is not a person. My hero cannot speak, but the words that it tells me save me day after day. My hero cannot move, yet it takes me to far places....
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Smiles cannot be bought, they are given freely & with compassion.
Joe, Marshall, Michigan
wow: smiling is my hubby, I love smiling, is all i need in life.
oluchi, Enugu Nigeria
I think I need to smile a little more to see if I'm happier.
Smiling when you get out of bed every morning makes me have a good day!
noelle, north carolina
When I see someone down I give them my bright smile and every time they see me I get a smile from them.
Ra-Von, Indianapolis, IN
Every morning I wake up, I run to the mirror to smile at myself and it brightens my day.
lisa, Mt.Juliet, TN
excellent . KEEP IT UP.
soleha menon, mumbai, india
If you see someone without a smile, give them yours. :D