apizano at soleil.acomp.usf.edu
Wed Mar 11 10:32:15 EST 1998
Laughter is in a certain sense food for the soul. We cannot live without
it, for we slowly
disintegrate, pine away, and die. Many things we do in life is relative
to laughter. To laugh is to
love; to laugh is to understand; to laugh is to forgive. We must laugh.
The laughter of children is beautiful. And a SMILE can be uplifting. Let
me tell you the
meaning of a smile. It costs nothing. It creates much. It enriches those
who receive it without
impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it
There are none so rich that they can live without it, and none so poor
that they are not made
richer by its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good
will in business, and is the
counter-sign of friends. It is rest to the weary, daylight to the
discouraged, sunshine to the sad.
And one of nature's best antidotes for our troubles.
And yet, it cannot be begged, bought, borrowed, or stolen--for it is
something that is no
earthly good to anyone, until it is given away.
So, if in the course of the day your friends may be too tired to give you
a smile, then why don't
you give them one of yours; because nobody needs a smile more than those
who have none
left to give.
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