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Something to Smile About

  
Mary Kay Ash
 
I'd like to share with you some wisdom from Mary Kay Ash and her book "From My Heart to Yours."

"A Chinese proverb says 'Man who does not smile must not open shop!'  That still holds true today. The person with a radiant, much-used smile has a far better chance of succeeding than one with a glum, seldom-used smile.  In fact, a smile is more important than the clothes you wear.  For example, perhaps you recently met someone you had not seen in a long time.  You probably remember well how that person looked---smiling and happy or sad and forlorn.  But can you recall what the person was wearing?  Probably not. 
 
"Abraham Lincoln once said, 'most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.'"
 
"It's up to us to make up our minds to be happy and grateful.  We can draw people to us when we have smiling faces. Have you ever noticed how we avoid negative people, even unconsciously and yet we are eager to be around those who are happy and smiling?"
 
"Many years ago I read in a newspaper the story of a small boy who had come in contact with an unguarded live wire.  The wire had touched one side of his face and burned and paralyzed it.  In court the boy's lawyer asked the child to turn toward the jury and smile.  One side of his face smiled while the injured side puckered up in a hideous contortion.  It took the jury only 20 minutes to award the boy $100,000.  That was certified as the legal value of a smile.  If a smile is worth $100,000 when it is lost, then it must be worth at least that much while it still exists.  If you are not using your smile, you are like a person with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook!  A friendly smile and genuine interest in every person we meet is essential to a successful life.  It also enriches the lives of the people with whom we come into contact.  People often are discouraged and your smile may just give them the courage to hope and continue on.  There is not a better way to spread happiness to others and yourself than to smile!"
 
Thank you Mary Kay, for these words of wisdom!
 
"A cheerful look brings JOY to the heart...." Proverbs 15:30

 
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Priscilla McPheeters
Circle of Excellence Executive Senior Sales Director
www.legacyarea.com
priscilla@marykay.com