Mother Teresa’s Wall, Ken Keith’s Words

Mother Teresa

I love the kindness we can see in her eyes. She lived her life as Christ has asked her to live it. Serving His children in everything she did.

This Poem is found on Mother’s Teresa’s office wall, I once wrote the organization to get permission to use it in a book and they said it was not part of her writing. I think it is just beautiful and worthy of being shared.

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.

Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.

Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.”

Our Deepest Fear

by Marianne Williamson


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

More Quotes

C. S. Lewis

“Obedience is the first law of heaven upon which all righteousness and progress rests.” Bruce R. McConkie

“Faith is the ability to not panic.”

“Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.”

“Learn as if you were going to live forever and live as if you were going to die tomorrow.” Gandhi

“Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

“The most important thing in your home are the people.”

“It is alright to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush whenyou are done.”

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.” Mother Teresa

“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” Mother Teresa

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put into the action.” Mother Teresa


Delicious Quotes


“It is not what happens to you. It is what you do about it.” W. Mitchell

“Use what talents you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke

“If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.” Chinese Proverb

“Lay down true principles, and adhere to them inflexibly. Do not be frightened into their surrender.” Thomas Jefferson

“The law of flotation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things, but by contemplating the floating of things which floated naturally and then intelligently asking why they did so.” Thomas Troward

“Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain

“One who truly trusts in God has no right to be anxious about anything.” Paramahansa Yogananda

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Food for thought

I just read an excellent book “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma. Can I say “Wow!”?

What a treasure that book is. Lots of good food for thought. I like books that make me think and ask questions.

“Never regret your past. Rather embrace it as the teacher that it is.”

“He started to cherish life and to see the divinity in every aspect of it.”

“Just like this cup, you seem to be full of your own ideas. And how can anymore go in…until you first empty your cup?”

“Worry drains the mind of much of its power and, sooner or later, it injures the soul.”

“The laws of nature always ensure that when one door closes another opens.”

“First of all, begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory.”

“Everything is always created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.”

“You must spend sometime every day, even if it is just a few minutes in the practice of creative envisioning. See yourself as you want to be.”

“It doesn’t matter what other people say about you. What is important is what you say to yourself.”

“Cultivate your mind – it will blossom beyond your expectations.”

“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.”

This is Why

I love reading and listening to inspirational talks on CDs or MP3s, I basically love learning!

So, in this corner of my blog I thought I would share some neat things that I’ve read, heard or learned sometime in my life.

They are short and sweet, to the point and they put a smile on your face.

Have a fantastic day!

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Sarah Hoopes


Author, Public Speaker, Mentor and Empowerment Coach Sandy, UT

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