Easy Way to Make Yourself and Others Feel Great

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!

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Simple as that – SMILE.


  • Tamara

    Fantastic advice! Thank you for sharing this, Alex!

  • Stephanie Arwine

    smiles are so important. I don’t share enough of them

  • Xarah Dax

    Alex, that was awesome, made me smile through the entire article! Thanks for sharing!

  • Chris Gifford

    It always has amazed me how when you smile at someone they almost look irritated at you for smiling at them.

    I love taking in the smiles that the world has to offer. Smiles are OP365 as I have come to say. They are an opportunity everyday to change someone for the better.

  • Ron Sheldon

    “Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left to give!” That is a powerful statement. A smile can make such a difference in the lives of others. Thanks for the reminder Alex.

  • Steve Kern

    Alex, I feel better already! Thanks for giving me a smile 🙂

  • Ismary Leon

    This post is spot on…it remonds m of my favorite quotes my Maya Angelou
    ““I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    ― Maya Angelou

    Thanks Alex!

    • Alex Bender

      Thats an awesome quote Ismary

  • Great attitude and great post. Very true, people will always remember a kind word, gesture or the way you made them feel.