This is perhaps the world’s most famous recorded letter from parent to teacher. The letter was written by Abraham Lincoln to the head teacher of his son’s school. Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States who served from March 1861 until he was felled by an assassin’s bullet in April, 1865.
This is an excerpt for you from the classic self-help book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” written and published 77 years ago by Dale Carnegie. I thought about the word “smile”. I discovered that SMILE can be an acronym for Show Men I Love Everything. Please learn and apply the power of a smile and it is one of Six (6) ways to make people like you. Don’t you want to have some fans?
You received a body at birth. When you were born you cried and everybody around you laughed. One may have said see a bundle of joy. Oh my God! It is a boy or what a beautiful girl. You lie there asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. Live such that when you die smiling people will cry and even the undertaker will be sorry. Your eulogy will read smoothing like this “here lies a great man or a great women who knew how to live with people from all walks of life. Read on….