Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday's inspirational words

Today's quote(s!) -- yes, 3 of them -- all come from Mother Teresa. 
She is a person whom I greatly admire.  I was priviledged enough to hear speak, and see in person from a very close distance, when she visited Canada many years ago.  I couldn't believe how tiny she was!!!  From the images I'd seen on TV, I knew she wasn't a tall woman, but when I actually stood a few people away from her, she was positively miniscule.  It still amazes me how one (tiny) person could accomplish such great things.  She did it all from the love she had for everyone.
I have read many of her quotes over the years, and always, the themes that underscore her work and life, are 'love' and 'peace'. 
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it."
Mother Teresa

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." ..."
Mother Teresa

"Peace begins with a smile."
Mother Teresa

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