Explore the value of Smile
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Here are some inspiring stories about smile.
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THE PERFECT ROLE-MODEL I have had a lot of things happen in my life that I have overcome. I am 15 years old. I have had good things happen in my life, and bad things happen in my life. I am very sensitive to other people’s feelings and I love to make people smile. My goal in life is to never regret anything that made me smile. Right...
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A KIND THOUGHT Just a couple of days ago I was facing difficult times in my life, especially in school. One day after school, I sat on the bus with my face leaning on the window. A million thoughts were running through my mind. I couldn’t help the feeling of disappointment and failure. It so happened that the town was building...
SUBMITTED BY KARINA
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TEAR DROPS FROM PRISON Last night I heard a tear drop fall as I lay silently awake in bed ..... It told a story we all know but keep safely inside our heads.... It talked of faded laughter ..of dreams we once all knew.. and up until that fateful day we just all knew would come true... It reminisced of childhood days and things...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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SMILE QUOTATIONS
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“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”

William Hazlitt

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“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.”

Jim Beggs

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“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

Mother Teresa

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

Mother Teresa

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“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

Anthony J. D'Angelo

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“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

Mother Teresa

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“A smile is the universal welcome.”

Max Eastman

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“Everyone smiles in the same language.”

Unknown

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“A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.”

Tom Wilson

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“Just one smile, immensely increases the beauty, of the universe.”

Sri Chinmoy

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“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

William Arthur Ward

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'smile'.
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Jake nuez To whom this may concern I am typing to you about a very special person that has inspiried me in a very short time. I was recently married back in march 2015 and my wife has a 12 year old son with down syndrome. He is such a great person and very enjoyable to be around. I have never been around to many people...
SUBMITTED BY STEVEN J ENDRES
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Steve carell
Steve C He is my hero because of his funny humor and always has a smile on his face. He has gone through his own trouble with his wife passing away and still having that glow to make people laugh and smile. He is a positive person that is also a great Role model as he helps with fundraisers and never gets in trouble.
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Lawrence Gregory My dad smiles a lot when he hears a joke example: Why did they chicken cross the street? He had to get his chicken laid eggs. Another example: How do u know that a ghosts is telling a lie? Because you can she right through them.
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Joe from Marshall, Michigan JANUARY 11, 2014
Smiles cannot be bought, they are given freely & with compassion.

oluchi from Enugu Nigeria NOVEMBER 15, 2013
wow: smiling is my hubby, I love smiling, is all i need in life.

Anderson from Colatina FEBRUARY 13, 2013
I think I need to smile a little more to see if I'm happier.

noelle from north carolina DECEMBER 18, 2012
Smiling when you get out of bed every morning makes me have a good day!

Ra-Von from Indianapolis, IN SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
When I see someone down I give them my bright smile and every time they see me I get a smile from them.

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