quotes & photos: Mother Teresa & peace-full smiles : )

Since these Wednesday photos are finally making it to cyberspace on SUNDAY,  here’s a little inspiration from Mother Teresa to contemplate as as a new week begins…

“The Good News is that God still loves the world through you.  You are God’s Good News.  You are God’s love in action.  Each time anyone comes in contact with us, they must become different and better people because of having met us.  We must radiate God’s love.”   (Mother Teresa) 

These busy business professors in Indonesia are on their way back to their uni after training a group of enterprising women entrepreneurs … very successfully, i may add, as i heard & saw the results of their training that lifted women (& their children) out of urban poverty through successful business initiatives…  Lots to smile about!!!

“Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world.  Let us use love and compassion.  Peace begins with a smile – smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at at all – do it for peace.  So let us radiate the peace of God and so light His light and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power.”  (Mother Teresa)

“Let us always meet each other with a smile… for a smile is the beginning of love.”   (Mother Teresa)

“…Today if we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other – that man, that woman, that child is my brother or my sister… If everyone could see the image of God in his neighbor, do you think we would still need tanks and generals? …

Joy shows from the eyes; it appears when one speaks and walks.  It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside.  When people find in your eyes that habitual happiness, they will understand that they are the beloved children of God…”    (Mother Teresa)

“Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”   (Mother Teresa)

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta  (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

grace, peace & sunday smiles

Virginia : )

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9 Responses to quotes & photos: Mother Teresa & peace-full smiles : )

  1. John Paine says:

    She was indeed beautiful and very special. Thanks for sharing Virginia!

    • Virginia says:

      john – thank you! …& i finally made it to Handels for the chocolate lovers icecream & the chocolate raspberry truffle you recommended. wow. totally yum (that brought on a delightfully Big Smiles – VA : )

  2. She was a very insightful and wise woman..thank you for sharing these beautiful qoutes

    • Virginia says:

      Sawsan – thank you for your comment and for the joy (smiles included) you share through the beautiful food you prepare & share … when i read your recipes they are really spirit-lifter-uppers (!!) shukran jazeelan : ) Virginia

  3. Cindy Kranich says:

    These are great quotes and beautiful smiles’

    • Virginia says:

      thanx Cin — and many thanks for all the beautiful smiles you have shared (& induced : ) over the years lifting the spirits of your sis… still can’t thank you enough for coming back to Africa after the neck surgery to help out. YOU ARE AMAZING & I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! gL

  4. jaymers says:

    Great photos and great quotes, always love your Wednesday photographs no matter which day of the week they show up!

    • Virginia says:

      Jayme – thanks for your encouragement… & i REALLY appreciated your post on missing sleep (another ‘must read several times & take notes’ : ) You are amazing! grace, peace & appreciation – VA : )

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