Special Recipe

cookingI found the following little gem in one of my vintage cookbooks. Hope you like it. The sentiment is sweet and, for a bonus, there’s a punch-line at the end! 😉

Recipe For A Good Day

Take two parts of unselfishness, and
One part of patience, and work together.
Add plenty of industry!
Lighten with good spirits and
Sweeten with kindness.
Put in smiles as thick as raisins in plum pudding,
And bake by the warmth which streams from a loving heart.
If this fails to make a good day,
The fault is not with the recipe –
But with the cook.

~Author Unknown


Friday Favorites – Smile!

falltreeleavesIsn’t it amazing to know that when we smile, we actually trigger chemicals in the brain that make us happy?

Of course our smiles can make others happy too!

For this week’s Friday Favorites, I have a poem about smiles. You knew I was going there, right? 😉

It really is a lovely poem though, and I hope you enjoy it.

The Value of a Smile

A smile costs nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

Nobody is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and nobody is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and is nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it’s something that is of no value to anyone
until it’s given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as nobody needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.


Hope your weekend is full of smiles.

Here’s one from me . . . 😀

See ya Monday for a new giveaway and new questions!