At the age of 12, she decided to go to India to spread Christianity and serve people. She was a Roman Catholic. In 1929 she came to India and dedicated her life to serving the people, especially in Kolkata. In India, she started a community called missionaries of charity, which serve over 90 countries now.
She received a noble peace prize in 1979. She was a simple person with only two sarees and one bucket as her possession. She treated many poor people, helped them with education, etc. She was declared as Saint in September 2016.
Mother Teresa was all about love only thing she wanted was that each one of us should love each one of us. Here are some thoughts of Mother Teresa .
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
“Peace begins with a smile.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
“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.”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.”
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one’s self.
To mind one’s own business.
Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one’s dignity.
To choose always the hardest.”
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”