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A SMILE...DOES AS MUCH FOR THE GIVER AND IT DOES FOR THE RECEIVER. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE
The eyes transmit the soul within. A genuine smile is a release of the joy swept from the heart to greet another with peace. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Peter Schlosser said...
this is very nice christine, can't say as i remember anyone's smile in particluar; however, i absolutely remember times where a smile, a nod, a warm feeling of sudden empathy and understanding can make all the difference. congrats again on the new book!!
S M I L E....says more than words could possibly say..however you composed a keeper, love this! 'Give someone a smile, there is another in the bank'
Smile when your heart is breaking...Charlie Chaplin
A fine and tender insight CT. Smiles from one to another certainly complete a cycle, or close a circle, which resonates on many different levels, in that moment and in our memories. Enjoyed this alot ... richard
Aw! This is beautiful, Christine! I agree with you...there's nothing like a smile! My dad passed them around freely all of his life...and his little girl is following in his footsteps. Sometimes it throws people completely off when I smile at them for no particular reason!
I enjoy :-), but not for the camera ;-). Mona Lisa in most portraits before the 20th century are closed mouth because most people's teeth were so bad. Mine are quite crooked and it makes me a bit self conscious when smiling.
I hate people who smile when they're hurting because it gives the wrong impression and I like to know the truth. Right now I'm singing the song, “Smile” to myself.
Thanks for the thought.
I felt your smile while reading your story, shinning from your words...to be warm and caring!
It is strange to lose a poem.
Reading this reminded me of a poem I wrote called, "Just A Smile."
I was baffled to find I don't have it posted, or even on my computer. It may be totally gone.
But I remember how it starts:
You come to me and leave me with a smile
Which lingers far beyond our quick goodbyes-
I have to stop and think of you a while
Remembering the sparkle in your eyes.
No doubt- you have left people...remembering.
Jerry P. Bolton said...
I remember when I was a smiling kinda guy. Even in the bad days I could always manage a smile. Not so much anymore, but it isn't because I am more grouchy in my old age, although some might think I am. But my smiles are kept at a minimum strictly because I have some bad teeth in front. That'll stop a smile quick. By the way, Christine you have a sweet smile, and I enjoyed reading about smiles you received and gave that impressed you.
I feel much as you, Christine. A smile is such an inexpensive gift to give and it can bring so much in return. Most of the people I, marginally, know are doggie people and I, kind of, know them by their dogs. But away from the doggie, if someone even looks familiar, I will smile and, most often, will receive a smile in return.
Your friend, Mark