So sweet to see a smile on this one of my three during a retreat now in January... may the smiles always show up from time to time to warm my heart, keep me sane and just to let me know everything is going to be okay.
The last half of 2012 has been a time of much unrest and unhappiness in our home. I want more than anything to see fresh happy faces on all my boys in 2013. This is my prayer for this year... my goal... my utmost wish.
A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.