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The Power of a Smile
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.26

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    least-favorite, positively, elderly, negative, universal, extremely, regularly, natural, july, series, brighten, spells, moods, thoughts, beginning, powerful
The Power of a Smile

By Beth Beutler
1     July 10 is a day to think about the power of a smile. A smile is a simple thing to do, but it can make a world of difference in the lives of people around you. Think about this. Even though it takes less work to smile than to frown, a smile can go much farther and cause much more positive results. Who wants to be around a sour person? Do you know someone who frowns all the time? People like to avoid folks who only look on the negative side of things.
 
2     Let's think about some specific ways a smile is powerful. We'll use the word smile as an "acrostic." An acrostic is a series of thoughts portrayed in such a way that the beginning letter of each thought spells out another word. See, you've already learned something new!
 
3     A smile is:

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