For the Wednesday Ritual of Quotation I am sharing with you all , a beautiful quotation from Mother Teresa.
( Yes, I know it is not wednesday today but better late than never , and I am also whining too much about my work load from a month but I am almost there to finish my project 🙂 )
This quote held me with itself for quite sometime, When I read it for first time I couldn’t read or search for other quotes for many days, it hooked me completely in its truth and beauty and how in simple words, Mother Teresa said it all. I do miss her though I never met her in my life .Her presence in this world was like a lamp keeping away darkness by teaching us humanity , love and kindness. We need more such humanitarian leaders today. The world needs more of them than ever.
We are often complaining about poverty in some nations, those who have enough complain for not being rich, some are content with what they have but more is always better. Our scales of measuring success are also material and monetary but this is how everyone counts affluence , lavishness and prosperity ! But nobody talks about prevailing unseen poverty in our lives, poverty of loneliness , poverty of heart , poverty in relationships , poverty in our thoughts , poverty of morality , poverty of humanity. The world is getting poor day by day but can we see it?
We meet people everyday for work or outside, greet them , talk to them to a bare minimum . Do they know us as real us ?, even after spending 8 hours together in a day. We are connected to people online by being physically present with others ,why ? may be to diminish our sense of loneliness and the fact is we are all lonely even when surrounded by people because they are not the ones who love us or our loved ones .We all need to be loved and that is what our hearts are yearning for .
My life experiences taught me that poor is not the one who is not able to eat good but the one who is not able to sleep good.We need to love others for the seed of love will only grow love and to be kind to people around us . The feeling of love could only remove this poverty of loneliness .
The key to happiness is also being grateful for the blessings of Allah and the Rizq(sustenance) that He gave us which could be anything not only food or money , these hidden riches make us actual rich in life.
May Allah give us all richness in our hearts , thoughts and actions.Aameen.
In response to weekly activity held at SilverThreading.com