It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone
until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
Hey Richa that the best thing and our good fortune that we all can fight together in faith for both sensei and kosen rufu and unfold the depths of our heart n challenges...so keep posted and do let me know about yourself that what you do n how u came to this practice...take care...cya :)
You must be friend of Janet.
Pleased to meet you.
I used to practice with Janet(same chapter) in London. she also introduced my husband to this buddhism and she also introduced my husband to me. She is the most important friend for us.