Mother Teresa - Do It Anyway

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  • Topic: Poverty, Random act of kindness, Wealth
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  • Published : March 17, 2008
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There are many people in this world that we consider great humanitarians. Many strive to accomplish great acts of compassion and support in an effort to solve the problems we face in our world. Mother Teresa was the opposite. Though she strived to fix many problems facing our world, she focused her efforts on small acts of kindness and other disregarded actions to show love and caring to the people she helped each day. She concentrated her efforts on improving the lives of those in need by imbuing their hearts with the knowledge that someone cared about who they were and what troubles they faced. She did not care if she was admired for her work but hoped that her efforts would serve as an example to aspire to. Her selfless acts promoted love, kindness, understanding and action throughout a world, which was desperate for someone who cared. Mother Teresa pioneered a new way of looking at the poor, hungry and sick of our world. Her teachings of spreading love throughout the world in order to give the poor the simple dignity of human recognition and love were groundbreaking. The world responded to her message because it was achievable on an individual bases. We learned from her that each of us has the power to improve the lives of those around us. Her message is vital in an increasingly stigmatized world where the wealthy ignore the poor, hoping the problem will just go away. Using Mother Teresa's wisdom, each of us is given the opportunity to help those in need in any small way we can. With a smile and some kind words, understanding and respect, we can spread love and support to those desperate for affection and a helping hand. Mother Teresa spoke fondly and often of simple acts of kindness and love which every individual can accomplish to better their world. She declared, "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."1 The small actions she spoke of encouraged the idea that helping those in need is not as daunting as it may...
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