Get Inspired by Mother Teresa

Get Inspired by Mother Teresa

Have you ever seen a photo of a young Mother Teresa?  Odd, to think that she was a normal child once.  As a young girl she decided to live a life of serving others and she never waivered from that path. A lifelong dedication to anything is inspiring enough. But when Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu made her decision to live for others, she closed the door to all other options. Her decisions from that point forward were like currents in a river that all flowed in the same direction.  She learned as she lived and lived what she learned, growing stronger, more committed, more giving, more loving, and wiser.

Oh so much wiser. I can’t read the words of Mother Teresa without feeling something stir inside me. It’s like a ball of guilt mixed with the motivation to act differently.  I have always tried to live a life of kindness and service, but daily life and surviving gets in the way of me doing more to help others.  I justify the procrastination: “Once I make a lot of money, I can do a lot more good” and “How can I help anyone else if I can’t help myself?”

Mother Teresa’s words create the desire in me to change my day, to change my life path, to write a letter, to love more, to do more. Now. I hope her words move you as well.

——-  Mother Teresa Quotes  ——-

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Mother Teresa

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Mother Teresa

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
Mother Teresa

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.
Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
Mother Teresa

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
Mother Teresa

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About Christine Marie

I’m a geeky, bumbling, puppet-loving former kindergarten teacher with an MBA who thrives on child-like creativity, positivity, productivity & fun. I’m married to an extraordinary, eccentric genius from Istanbul who creates software, music, videos & photos. We live playfully in a fascinating world full of entrepreneurs, geeks, hackers, artists, producers, models & people trying to stir up trouble, break the status quo, live life to the fullest or make a difference in the world.

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  1. TFK
    December 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Wow! awesome!

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