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7 thoughts from Mother Teresa

Insights from Mother Teresa:

  1. Always begin your prayer in silence. It is in the silence of the heart that God speaks.
  2. Things are perfect the way they are; the problems are in the way I perceive them.
  3. Every day is a preparation for death. What the dying go through today, I will go through tomorrow.
  4. You must give what will cost you something. This becomes a sacrifice, and a sacrifice has value before God.
  5. What you are doing may be just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less without that drop.
  6. Let Jesus use you without consulting you.
  7. The famous poem on the wall in the children’s home in Calcutta:

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered – Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives – Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies –  Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow – Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable – Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight – Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them – Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll be kicked in the teeth – Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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