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“Most smiles are started by another smile.” –Frank A. Clark

My Hero - a series by Pierre LeducI smile sincerely when I face my hero.

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” –Andy Rooney  

My Hero 2I give my hero an affectionate ear-to-ear.

“You cannot be lonely when you like the person you are alone with.” –Wayne Dyer 

My Hero 4It’s miles from the smug smirk of the jerk texting in the passing lane.

“Be yourself, but always your better self.” –Karl G. Maeser

My Hero 8It’s close to the gotcha! grin of the motorcycle cop.

“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.” –John Ray

My Hero 7It’s cooler than the beatific beam of a saint on a stake, and warmer than a lounge-lizard’s leer.

“Love begins with an image, lust with a sensation.” –Mason Cooley

My Hero 12Making funny faces at my hero is child’s play.

“Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.” –Thomas Gray

My Hero 9There is nothing bogus about it.

“The ego is the false self – born out of fear and defensiveness.” –John O’Donohue

My Hero 11It puts me in touch with beauty’s truth.

“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” Rabindranath Tagore

My Hero 3Alone with my hero in a universe of selfies, someone has to do it.

“The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are lovedloved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo

My Hero -6So, with true humility, I deem my hero worthy of my universal frown-buster.

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha My Hero 10

How do you measure a smile that cracks a grin in tragedy’s mask for one and all? 

“Don’t forget to love yourself.” –Søren Kierkegaard 

My Hero 55Well, on a scale from the Big Bang to infinity, I dare say it’s the whole nine yards.

“All nature wears one universal grin.” –Henry Fielding 


2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Terry Yacovitch #

    Messages that are received that make us, sitting alone in front of the computer monitor, laugh aloud and giggle inside are SO appreciated during these days of global intrigue. Warm thoughts that encourage us to re-read a post are enlightening and uplifting. Thank you Ed and Pierre for an emotional high-spot this week! Bravo et Merci. Terry

    April 2, 2016
  2. james sarroino #

    Hi Pierre: Great work. Your post made us smile.

    Cheers Jimmy & Denyse Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 15:22:53 +0000 To:

    April 2, 2016

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