A Life Not Lived For Others Is Not A Life

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.

It’s a good feeling when someone simply asks, ‘How are you ?’

I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.
( Audrey Hepburn )

I sometimes think of the people who weren’t there for me, and thank them for forcing me to find my own way.

We owe no one any explanation of what we do or say.
Our life is ours, not theirs.

Self-care is not being selfish, it’s a necessity.
If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to care for others.

Always appreciate and be good to the people who make an effort to stay in your life.

Whether you are right or wrong, someone will always criticise you.

Some people decide to go through their darkest times alone.
Not telling and not asking family or friends for help.

To care for the old folk who once cared for us is something we all should do.

If you don’t do stupid things while you are young,
You will have nothing to laugh about when you are old.

If you see something good in someone, tell them.
It may only take a few seconds to say,
But for them, it may help them on their way.

Instead of wiping away your tears, wipe away the people who make you cry.

Be kind to yourself, and then let your kindness fill the hearts of others.

There is nothing that gives us trouble more than our own thoughts.

Life doesn’t always give you what you want.
Not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve much more.

Sometimes, in the end, all we learn is how to be strong alone.

I don’t want much.
I just want people who are reading this to be healthy, happy and loved.

I greet this new day with joy, a priceless gift of a new day, another day reprieved from death. I am indeed a fortunate soul and the hours of today are a bonus, and probably undeserved compared to some who left too soon.

One of the most valuable gifts we can receive is an honest friend.

Honesty, truth, compassion, respect ..
Without these in our life we have pretty much nothing.

Greed is responsible for almost all the misery and the suffering in the world today. Our leaders, the corporations, and those with power, continue to put their greedy snouts deeper and deeper into the trough, and don’t give a shit about who, or what, they destroy.

I don’t really care what others think of me.
I’m just happy doing my own thing.

If a hateful person makes you hate, they win.
If a bully makes you a bully, they win.
Don’t be hateful, and don’t be a bully, don’t let them win.
This is how our country, and the world, will win.

If you can make one person laugh long enough to forget their problems then your day wasn’t wasted.

Words From Mother Teresa ..

Loneliness and the feeling of being uncared for and unwanted are the greatest poverty.

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 can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.

Duty is a very personal thing.. It is what comes from knowing the need to take action and not just a need to urge others to do something.

I see God in every human being.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.

If you can’t do great things, do little things with great love.
If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love.
If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.. Be the living expression of God’s kindness.. kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile.

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.

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle.. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

God doesn’t require us to succeed, He only requires that you try.

Live simply so others may simply live.

Prayer is not asking.. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot.. together we can do great things.

A life not lived for others is not a life.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life ?’ rather He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?’

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

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.

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

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

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.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.. Do good anyway.

When you don’t have anything, then you have everything.

Yesterday is gone.. Tomorrow has not yet come.. We have only today.. Let us begin.

Mother Teresa

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