If there was a very simple thing to do to make you really feel better without having to do much at all would you do it?
If there was a simple way to make others around you feel more relaxed around you and make them feel better as well do you think you would do it?
This is such a simple thing and has been known for decades – books have been written about it, and deep down most people know it is true.
This is an excerpt from one of my favorite success books, “How to Win Friends, and Influence People” By Dale Carnegie:
The Value of a Smile at Christmas
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 so 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 til it is given away.
And if in the last-minute rush of Christmas buying some of our salespeople shouls be too tired to give you a smile, may we ask you to leave one of yours?
For nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give!
Simple as that – SMILE.