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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Power of Smiles (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

I would like to share another inspiring story that I got from a friend some time back. Here it is.

About ten years ago when I was an undergraduate in college, I was working as an intern at my University's Museum of Natural History. One day while working at the cash register in the gift shop, I saw an elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair. 

As I looked closer at this girl, I saw that she was kind of perched on her chair. I then realized she had no arms or legs, just a head, neck and torso. She was wearing a little white dress with red polka dots. 

As the couple wheeled her up to me I was looking down at the register. I turned my head toward the girl and gave her a wink. As I took the money from her grandparents, I looked back at the girl, who was giving me the cutest, largest smile I have ever seen. All of a sudden her handicap was gone and all I saw was this beautiful girl, whose smile just melted me and almost instantly gave me a completely new sense of what life is all about. She took me from a poor, unhappy college student and brought me into her world; a world of smiles, love and warmth. 

That was ten years ago. I'm a successful business person now and whenever I get down and think about the troubles of the world, I think about that little girl and the remarkable lesson about life that she taught me. 

So my wonderful friends, become a smile millionaire too! Give your beautiful smile to everyone you meet and you too can change the life of someone and above all, a smile always adds value to your face!!!:))

Have a fabulous week full of joy and smiles! :)

Much love,
Priya:))

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