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Tagging inspirational quotes at Seva Cafe

--by sheetal, posted Mar 2, 2007

We meet at Seva Cafe in Ahmedabad ( every Thursday morning for meditation.  After the sit this morning, I had an idea to start tagging inspirational quotes to friends. The topic that came to my mind is "Smile therapy".

I need some smile quotes from the Universe. Please help. The ones I have already are: "Smile, it improves your face value" "smile, it is free!" "smiles are curves that set things straight"

I have already tried it out on three people today and they loved it. In a synchronistic way they said it was exactly the boost they needed to get through the day. One lady even wrote me one quote that I found beautiful, "My body is a scrapbook, dancing dusts off memories of my life."

If people out there can send in some more quotes, we can have a compassion group sit and write them out. 

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Readers Comments

SOLUTION wrote: " All beautiful days start with beautiful smile by nature, sun, birds, flowers... ". Fantastic way to bring smile on someone's face is, " Make him/her closer to nature".
janice wrote: Wow your message is full of energy,I received it that's what I try to do everyday it doesn't happen everey day but most of the time it does it is awesome how it makes you feel good as a person,to be able to trasmit positive things to others
brighteyes wrote: Smile before bed. You will sleep better.

The word MILE is built into the word SMILE because a smile has the power to travel across miles & miles.

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing" Mother Teresa

"Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes and in the warmth of your greeting. For children, for the poor, for all who suffer and are alone, always have a happy smile. Give them not only your care but your heart." Mother Teresa.
Louise wrote: Smile a while,
and while you smile - another smiles,
and soon there'll be miles and miles of smiles,
and life's worthwhile because you smile
bhappy wrote: Let the sunshine in and take it with a grin,
smiles never lose
and frowns never win.
auntydot wrote: It takes 60 something muscles to frown but only 20 to smile,
keymaker wrote:

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. --Lee Mildon

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. --Thich Nhat Hanh

A smile confuses an approaching frown. --Anonymous

A smile is a light in the window of your face that shows that our heart is at home. --Anonymous

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. --Leo Buscaglia

Passion4Life wrote: Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile confuses an approaching frown.

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.

If you smile at someone, they might smile back.

If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine.

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day.

A smile can brighten the darkest day.

I hope thses quotes help. They're more at

cancan wrote: Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up to . :)
reshmakurup wrote: dear sheetal,

what is the seva cafe? how did u start it? when u say it is a volunteer thing..who can come and eat there? curious to know.
Iam a volunteer with the art of living foundation..


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