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.
The Gohonzon has delivered a present (gift) to you and wish you happy days.
Please open it and find out what it's inside. Please don't forget to say "thank you" to the Gohonzon. A Present (Gift) from the Gohonzon.ppt
Your english is great. Just keep chanting for your son to find his way to what is correct. I also have family member in my wife's family that went with Nichiren Shoshu that I am chanting for and trying to show them what is correct with my own life. I will send him daimoku.
Thank you Hannah. My names come from my Dad, Gianakos-Greek, my step dad, VanCampen-Dutch, and my wife, Harada-Japanese. But I can only speak English and Japanese a little. So I wish I knew what you wrote, but maybe in another life time I will get back in touch with my roots.
Hi Frankie, how do you do? A am 23 years practising Nichiren Buddhism. One of my sons and wives.and 2 daughters too.
Not my oldest son, he choose for the priest, with his wife and son, very sad.. You met my youngest son on this side, Rudo.
Have a nice day! Hannah. NMHRK