A Smile Costs Nothing…



Annie from Australia here!

You are astonishing!

Now before we begin…

Grab a glass of water …or your favorite beverage-  I’m drinking filtered rainwater…Listening to Music for the Mind…

Let’s take a moment for some perspective… stop and breathe.


Can I take a moment to introduce you to an amazing woman my Mum –

She gives the best hugs and the first thing you noticed is her ever ready smile of acceptance.

When I was very young my Mum would recite poetry…

Then there was my favorite poem.

A smile costs nothing, but gives so much,

it enriches those who give

– without making poorer those who receive.

It takes but a moment but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

…If someone can’t afford a smile… give them one of yours.

We had the words of this poster on the bathroom door –

So every time I went to the bathroom,

I would remember the decision I had to make from the ENT Specialist –

to die in 5 years or possibly not smile on that side of my face ever again.

It all seemed too hard…

The choices went round and round in my mind.

Die in 5 years or

Get the muscles in my face, cut in the operation and never smile again?

I would only have half a smile and you know – half a smile isn’t a real smile!

Or wait a minute to die – stop breathing – expire in 5 years isn’t a good option either.

I would be 22.

22 is too young to die!

How can you – appreciate the natural gifts you have today? Smile – it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to…

Create a great day!

Annie Born

Embrace, Encourage, Empower!

Remember – Caring for the Whole World Includes Caring for You!

Congratulations! – On Taking this moment just for You!

Stop by again tomorrow! I’ll tell you about my decision!

5 Replies to “A Smile Costs Nothing…”

  1. I agree with Sonya. A smile is a form of communication that is universal. I look forward to the conclusion of your story!

    Cherie Miranda

    Holistic Health Expert

  2. It’s definitely a benefit when you’re in a country when you don’t speak the lingo, that you end up smiling all day! Even though I’ve had days when my face was actually sore from smiling, I’m glad, becuase a smile is infectious. Even if I dind’t feel like smiling when I started the conversation, by the end I was smiling becuase I wanted to

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