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A Smile

A Smile – ¬†Felix Adler‘s¬†favorite poem

It costs nothing but creates much.

It enriches those who receive it, without improverishing those who give it.

It happens in a flash and the memory sometimes lasts forever.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters Good Will in 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.

It cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to any one till it is given away.

And if, you meet someone who is too weary to give you a smile – leave one of yours.

For no one needs a smile quite so much as he who has none left to give.


Computer nerd by day, professional clown on evenings and weekends (Raynbow), who combines the two by maintaining a bunch of websites dedicated to the history and performances of clowning, such as Free Clown Skits, and comedy such as Best Clean Funny Jokes.

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