I visited Ohrid, on the Lake Ohrid in Macedonia, where the centrepiece is the colourful house of Madre Teresa.
Like many Albanians, she has lived part of her life in Macedonia, and one can read some of her quotes inside the little house.
Life is an opportunity, jump for 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 a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
~ Mother Teresa
This Mother Teresa quote about life is a sermon and an education in 16 sentences. The simplicity of this great woman was part of her beauty. What takes the rest of us billions upon billions of words to convey, it was a thought Mother Teresa said, “Give me 16 sentences and I’ll get my point across.”
And that she did. Every single time. Her sentences would be perfect Twitter messages.
More Mother Teresa Quotes:
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
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.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
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.
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.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
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.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Each one of those quotes could be the basis of a thesis for someone, a life secret or essence. It could be a driving force to make us do the best with our life!