Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Power of a Simple Text Message

--by keepsmiling, posted Aug 10, 2008

This morning I picked up mobile to find that I had a very low balance.  It was not enough to call anyone but I could still send some SMS messages.  Instead of sending forwarded messages, I always send special messages that my friends all know me for. 

Here's one of the messages I sent:

Hiii George.  You look great and smart today, WOW!  Nice shirt dear, I love it.  Now I see you smiling -- you have a great smile too!  Wear that smile whole day, have a great day u

I know these short text messages bring a smile on my friends' faces, which brightens my day too. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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Readers Comments

Clueless wrote: WOW! You really are AMAZING!
This is the perfect example of how with a very simple idea, you could make someone's WHOLE day!
I wish I had a friend like you :)
warmth wrote: I wearing a :). Thank u for ur kind idea.
nameera wrote: hey wots ur name?
AURELIA wrote: KeepSmiling...You are awesome....what a terrific idea...
"I like the smile you're wearing today, and the twinkle in your eyes as you leave those special text messages!"
Have a super day. ~Aurelia
lmil1954 wrote: I like it too. You are very special and very beautiful btw...LindaM:)
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: The little things matter very much, thanks for being so thoughtful and considerate of others!
keepsmiling wrote: Hiii...thanks a lot for all ur of my friends who received that message called me up now..he was incredibly happy..He got that msg just before his interview.He asked me "How did you know that?It gave me a lot of confidence for the interview.."He kept on thanking me for a long time..I am smiling now :)
JuneBug wrote: I don't have a cell phone, but here is your text for the day from me....U R SPECIAL!!! THERE IS NO OTHER LIKE U!!

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