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A Smile
by Lew Duffey

Monday, October 16, 2006
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The other day as I was hurrying through the grocery store I came to the end of the isle and almost ran into a lady who was coming from the other way. I excused myself and said something to the fact that they need to make these isles wider but as I smoke I was smiling. She had been in hurry but when she saw me smile, her face broadened into one, also. I had a similar situation on many occasions. I have noticed that when I am smiling the other person will respond in kind. Isn’t that a wonderful thing?

A Smile


Have you ever noticed the power of a smile?

It is a contagious thing and never goes out of style.

A simple smile says, “Excuse me,” or it may say, “I like you.”

It may say lots of things but there is one thing that is true .

It will almost always bring a smile to the face the person receiving it.

And if it radiates friendship and a certain amount of wit

It can cause a person to say hello when, otherwise they would never speak.

It generates friendship which so many people seek.

And the funny part and also, what makes it sweet

Is the fact that the other person will most likely pass it on to the next person they meet.

So if you start the chain you never know just how many people you have touched.

You see, my friend you cannot smile too much.

Your smile will reflect on the others persons’ face

And they will pass it on to another who will pass on again and thus you start the race

With a single smile and a jolly hello and you have planted seeds of friendship everywhere you go.

Where does this chain of smiles end?  You will never know

But what you do know is the fact that once it starts growing.

You may touch hundreds of lives without even knowing.

Now, ask yourself.  Is this not a good thing?

Does it not create as much joy as the hymns we sing?

Smile and the whole world smile with you.

It is a human relation tool that is tried and true .

Immaculate White Smoke
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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/16/2006
A smile does pack a wallop, and we need to do more of it! Good stuff, Lew; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 10/16/2006
Good advice here, starting a smilealanche. Well done.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 10/16/2006
Yes, yes, yes, dear Lew, a smile is a powerful tool used to soften the heart of even a long time grouch! Yet, many are suspicious of a smile! Sometimes I wonder why? Are they afraid that if they respond their face will crack? Is it perhaps because they wear a porcelain mask? Like CJ, I thank you for yet another exceptional write! :)

God Bless
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/16/2006
Excellent poem, Jerry -- your message is timeless! I can't count how many times I've done the same thing ... it reminds me of the movie, "Pay It Forward", it's one of my all-time favorites. Thank you for writing this exceptional piece.

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