A Smile's Worth
Hello Darlings,The holidays have come and gone and so it's time to resume our daily lives. With the chaos of daily life, so many of us know and have experience with the harsh toll of stress! We not only sometimes become difficult but sadly at times down right unpleasant. So with the new year just three days old, this may be a perfect time to share a recent discovery - a quote, in particular!
Unlike anything, stress can get the best of a kind person and bring out the worst in anyone. And while just the thought of slowing down is frowned upon in today's world, I am as guilty as anyone of playing with the edge of spinning out of control and burning myself out creatively. However, this is not a negative post rather one meant to make you smile :)
So, what is your smile worth? Consider this sage advice:
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 sometimes lasts forever.
None are so rich they can get along without it, and none too 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.
So let's all smile this year away and enjoy every awesome moment. Even if you're frozen in a city that is -28 degrees cold and buried in snow with two more months of winter ahead. Chin up, cherish every moment with everyone who inspires you, and try to remember a smile may be free - but it's worth is infinite!
Source: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie