A Smile Costs Nothing

A smile costs nothing

but creates much.

It happens in a flash

and the memory

sometimes lasts forever.

It cannot be bought,

begged, borrowed or stolen.

But it is something

that is no earthly good

to anyone

until it is given away.

So, if in your hurry and rush,

you meet someone

who is too weary

to give you a smile -

leave one of yours.

For no one needs a smile

so much as

someone who has

none left to give.

-author unknown

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