International Day of Charity
, which is marked on September 5 every year, the world unites to celebrate the power of compassion and selflessness. This day, established by the United Nations, serves as a reminder that even small acts of kindness can create a chain of positive change.
The day honours Mother Teresa, a symbol of selfless love and service to humanity, a woman who dedicated her life to the impoverished and downtrodden, embodying the essence of charity. Her commitment to alleviating suffering has left an indelible mark on the world, inspiring generations to follow in her footsteps.
Her deeds are widely known and her words, often hidden within the pages of her writings and speeches, offer a profound source of guidance, comfort, and inspiration. During her lifetime, she authored over 30 books, such as, ‘My Life for the Poor’, ‘Heart of Joy’, ‘Best Gift is Love’, among others. Mother Teresa’s writings are evidence of the power of literature to impart the most profound of human feelings and ambitions, from the simple elegance of her style to the depth of her ideas. Her words are not only inspiring but also a profound reminder that books have the power to ignite change, nurture empathy, and connect us in the universal pursuit of a better world.
Love and Care
Remembering Mother Teresa on her death anniversary today, here we list down some of her
on love, life, and hope.
1. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa
2. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
3. “Peace begins with a smile.”
4. “We fear the future because we are wasting today.”
5. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
6. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
7. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
8. “Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”
9. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
10. “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
11. “A life not lived for others is not a life.”
12. “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”
13. “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.”
14. “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.”
15. “True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love.”