Saturday, August 22, 2009


(author unknown)

She smiled at a sorrowful stranger
The smile seemed to make him feel better
He remembered past kindness 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
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.

....and THAT is the power of a smile! So smile away.


The Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said:
"Every good deed is sadaqah (charity). To meet your brother with a smiling face and to pour out from your bucket into his container are sadaqah."

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