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Give A Smile, Get A Smile
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Here it is — the holiday season. You might as well forget about making resolutions for the coming year; you forgot to keep the ones you made this year anyway.

So here’s a little experiment you can try, and this is a perfect time to start.

I love to give smiles. It’s part of who I am. I give them, and I usually get them back. If I can put a smile on someone’s face, that’s the best gift I could give them!

You can do this, too. It starts with a small act of kindness … a word of encouragement … a show of support. If you make it a goal to plant 10 smiles in a day, I daresay your life will change. And if you need a smile starter kit, take a look at these funnies...


Four expectant fathers were in a Minneapolis hospital waiting room while their wives were in labor. The nurse arrived and announced to the first man, “Congratulations sir, you’re the father of twins.”

“What a coincidence!” the man said with some obvious pride. “I work for the Minnesota Twins baseball team.”

The nurse returned in a little while and turned to the second man, “You, sir, are the father of triplets.”

“Wow, that’s really an incredible coincidence,” he answered. “I work for the 3M Corporation.”

An hour later, the nurse came back. This time, she turned to the third man, who had been quiet in the corner. She announced that his wife had just given birth to quadruplets. Stunned, the man said, “I don’t believe it, I work for the Four Seasons Hotel.”

After hearing this, everybody’s attention turned to the fourth guy, who had just fainted, flat out on the floor. The nurse rushed to his side and, after some time, he slowly regained his consciousness.

The nurse asked, “Sir, are you all right?” “Yes” replied the man. “Trouble is, I work at a 7-11 store.”


My flight was delayed slightly last week. Once onboard, the flight attendant picked up the microphone and announced:

“We’re sorry for the delay. The machine that normally rips the handles off your luggage is broken, so we’re having to do it by hand. We should be finished and on our way shortly.”


Janie in Ohio sends us this oldie but goodie...

It seems that there was a little old church out in the countryside. It was painted white and had a high steeple. One Sunday, the pastor noticed that the church needed painting, so he checked out the Sunday ads and found a paint sale. The next day, he went into town and bought a gallon of white paint. He went back out to the church and began the job.

He got done with the first side. It was looking great, but he noticed he had already used half a gallon. He didn’t want to run back into town, so being the creative person that he was, he found a gallon of thinner in the shed out back and began to thin his paint.

It worked out great. He finished the remaining three sides with the last half gallon of paint.

That night, it rained. It rained hard. The next morning when he stepped outside of the parsonage to admire his work, he saw that the first side was looking great, but that the paint on the other three sides had washed away.

The pastor looked up in sky in anguish and cried out, “What shall I do?”

A voice came back saying, “Repaint, and thin no more!”


The trouble with doing nothing is that you never know when you are finished.


Harold from Milwaukee writes...

I was getting my hair cut at the barbershop, so I asked the barber when would be the best time to bring in my 2-year-old son.

Without hesitation, the barber answered, “When he’s 4.”


I heard about a minister who had all of his remaining teeth pulled, and his new dentures were being made.

The first Sunday, he only preached 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached only 20 minutes. But on the third Sunday, he preached for an hour and 25 minutes.

When asked about this, he responded this way:

“Well, the first Sunday, my gums were so sore, it really hurt to talk. The second Sunday, my dentures were hurting a lot. The third Sunday, I accidentally grabbed my wife’s dentures ... and I couldn’t STOP talking!”


Now THAT'S funny!