What is it?
It costs nothing and is worth a lot.
It makes the receiver richer without making the giver poorer.
It is brief as lightning but lingers in memory forever.
Nobody is so rich that they can do without it.
And nobody is so poor that they cannot afford it.
It makes for a happy home,
Creates goodwill in business,
and is the sign of friendship.
It gives strength to the tired,
Uplifts the disheartened,
Cheers up the sad,
and is the best remedy against annoyance.
It cannot be bought or begged or stolen because it is valuable only when given as a present.
Nobody needs it more desperately than someone who has none left for others.