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.
Greetings from So. California_____1972 will be for me forever the most memorable year of my practice of 41 years. I'm sure it will be so until I leave this world (lol) That was of course, as youe know the year of the Great Los Angeles Convention with Sensei Ikeda in attendance. Were you there perhaps?
Welcome to the site!
Congratulations for your 38 years of practicing Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. Keep it up. Buddhahood lies in continuing faith. How do you know about this site?
Greetings from Malaysia.