So, for the month of March, I thought I would devote some time to women that I admire, for what they achieved during their lifetimes. They are not in any particular order!
Mother Teresa was, without doubt, one of the most respected and influential women of the 20th Century. She is, of course, remembered for her amazing charitable and missionary work, involving the sick and poorest in Society. She, herself, was not born into a poor family, and arrived in India from her home in Albania, when she was just 19 years old. Ever since her early childhood, she had always been fascinated by stories of Missionaries and their work in India. She actually went to Ireland in 1928, to learn English, at aged 18, before moving to India. After that, she never saw her mother or
It wasn't until 1946 that she said Jesus spoke to her and told her to abandon her teaching to go and work in the slums of Calcutta.
There are many quotes by Mother Teresa that I am always inspired by, and here are just two of them ....
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
I was going to introduce you to my next inspirational woman in this Post, but it's getting to be quite long, so next time I shall be honouring Maya Angelou. I do hope that you can join me again then. Meanwhile, remember, every one of you reading this is special in your own unique way.