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I love your smile!

“I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.

Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

Santosh Kalwar,


Yesterday was really busy and also rewarding. It started with my meeting a friend who has spent the last few years often away from home because the job included many visits around the country and overseas. We talked about how she was in the process of getting her life back in balance. I knew the feeling as years ago my work dominated my life to the point I was missing far too much; my family, my community. It seemed as if the world around me did not exist. I, like my friend decided the price was too much to pay and I was truly rewarded when I made the change.

Later in the day I met with one of my favorite people, the head of a professional theatre company. It was fun to share in the excitement of his and his fellow actors plans to offer another season of unique enjoyment to their audiences by providing outstanding entertainment. He, like my friend earlier in the day has chosen to live a full life as he balances his profession with his family and personal enrichment. He and his talented wife could have chosen to stay in New York but came to us instead and for that I am grateful.

I left both meetings with a smile on my face and who knows what that might of done. Trust me never underestimate the magic that a smile can create.



She smiled at a sorrowful stranger…

The smile seemed to make him feel better…

He remembered past kindnesses of a friend

And wrote him a thank you letter…

The friend was so pleased with the thank you

That he left a large tip after lunch…

The waitress, surprised by the size of the tip,

Bet the whole thing on a hunch…

The next day she picked up her winnings,

And gave part to a man on the street…

The man on the street was grateful;

For two days he’d had nothing to eat…

After he finished his dinner,

He left for his small dingy room…

He didn’t know at that moment

That he might be facing his doom…

On the way he picked up a shivering puppy

And took him home to get warm…

The puppy was very grateful

To be in out of the storm…

That night the house caught on fire…

The puppy barked the alarm…

He barked till he woke the whole household

And saved everybody from harm…

One of the boys that he rescued

Grew up to be President…

All this because of a simple smile

That hadn’t cost a cent…

Written by: Barbara Hauck


A young woman was having a physical examination and was very embarrassed because of a weight problem. As she removed her last bit of clothing, she blushed. “I’m so ashamed, Doctor,” she said, “I guess I let myself go.”

The physician was checking hers eyes and ears. “Don’t feel ashamed, Miss.  You don’t look that bad.”

“Do you really think so, Doctor?” she asked.

The doctor held a tongue depressor in front of her face and said, “Of course. Now just open your mouth and say “Moo!”


“Jack, will you still love me when my hair is grey?” asks Rachel.

“Of course,” says Jack. “I’ve loved you through blonde, brunette, red and every other color. Why not grey?”


An optometrist was instructing a new employee on how to charge a customer.

“As you are fitting his glasses, if he asks how much they cost, you say ‘$75.’

If his eyes don’t flutter, say, ‘For the frames. The lenses will be $50.’

If his eyes still don’t flutter, you add ‘Each.'”


Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quietest voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.

Paulette Tuers


Irving walked into a lawyer’s office and inquired about the lawyer’s rates.

“$150 for three questions,” replied the lawyer.

“Isn’t that awfully steep?” asked Morris.

“Yes,” the lawyer replied, “and what was your third question?”


Hold fast to time! Use it! Be conscious of each day, each hour! They slip away unnoticed all too easily and swiftly.

Thomas Mann


An old nun who was living in a convent next to a Brooklyn construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways. She decided she would take her lunch sit with the workers and talk with them. She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating.

She walked up to the group and with a big smile said : . . .  “Do you men know Jesus Christ?”

They shook their heads and looked at each other. One of the workers looked up into the steelwork and yelled “Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?”

One of the steelworkers asked why.

The worker yelled “His wife is here with his lunch”.


Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion.

Leo Buscaglia


Old Jacob Johnson, a raging hypochondriac, was convinced that the pain on his left side was appendicitis.  Mrs Johnson explained that his appendix is on the right.

“So, aha!  THAT’s why it hurts so much….” said Jacob.

“My appendix is on the wrong side!”


“Peace begins with a smile.”

Mother Teresa


Stay well, do good work, and have fun.

Ray Mitchell

Indianapolis, Indiana

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