Mother Teresa said those words when she was living a saint’s life doing good works for lepers and the needy in Calcutta.
I compare good works and especially the recognition of the innate worth of another human being, as like a ripple in a stream.
What you invest in another life comes back in dividends to that person as long as he or she lives. Mother Teresa did this every day in act, word and deed.
The next time you go somewhere, ask the person who is your cashier, waitress or the guy doing way too much manual labor and hasn’t had a day off in weeks.
Ask them genuinely the magic three words that are life-changing…”How are you?”
Watch what happens. We may not be Mother Teresa but we all can do many more kind and thoughtful, totally selfless acts without being told…just because it is the right thing to do and because we can.
See how many times you can ask the mothers on the bus if you can help them with carry something when their arms are full.
Tell the lady who has a brace on her knee you hope her leg heals soon and she has full mobility soon.
I do all the time and it makes me smile when I see the warmth radiated back at me and also surprise that I would genuinely care.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
August 9th and 10th, 2013