If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
do good anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much
Peace begins with a smile.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
A Glimpse to the Life of Mother Teresa
An incredible leader who continues to remain as a true inspiration all over the world at this day and age, Mother Teresa is undoubtedly one of the perfect epitome of humanity that every modern man and woman should look up to.
An acclaimed global humanitarian and founder of The Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa had touched the lives of many individuals when at a remarkably young age, upon seeing the miseries and sufferings of the people around her, she decided to dedicate her whole life in serving the helpless and poor people.
The Birth of a Merciful Soul
Mother Teresa, a missionary and Catholic nun, was born on the 26th of August 1910 in Skopje, currently the capital of Macedonian Republic. It is frequently mistaken that her birthday is on the 27th of the same month, but the truth is, it was the day she was baptized and given the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Drana and Nikola Bojaxhiu, her parents, were from Albania, with her father being an entrepreneur that worked as a medicine trader and some other goods as well as a construction contractor. Their family was devoutly Catholic, with Nikola being deeply involved in both city politics (a vocal proponent of the independence of Albania) and the local church.
The Answer to God’s Call
At an early age of twelve, Mother Teresa had already strongly felt God’s call. Back then, she already knew that her destiny is to be a missionary who will spread Christ’s love to the people. When she turned 18, she left the home of her parents in Skopje in order to join the Sisters of Loreto, a community of Irish nuns that have missions set for India. After several months of partaking in the training in Dublin, Mother Teresa went to India and on the 24th of May 1931, she took her very first vows of being a nun. From the year 1931 up to 1948, Mother Teresa taught at Calcutta’s St. Mary’s High School but the poverty and suffering that she saw with her own two eyes taking place right outside the wall of the convent have left a truly deep impression on her heart that by the year 1948, her superiors have given her the permission to leave their convent school. Mother Teresa then devoted herself on working among the people who belong to the Calcutta’s poorest of the poor living in its slums. Even though she was completely lacking in terms of funds, the Divine Providence served as her strength and she then started the school of open air style that aims to teach the children of the slums. Soon, voluntary helpers joined here, together with the increase in the financial support. This then paved the way for extending her help to a bigger number of individuals.
Mother Teresa started her very own order, called “The Missionaries of Charity”, on the 7th of October, with the primary task of loving and caring for people who do not have anyone to look after them.
And now, several years after her death, Mother Teresa continues to live in the hearts of those individuals whose lives she has touched and changed.