… that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice ? though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. ?Mend my life!?
Steve Jobs said something about loving what you do, ?Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven?t found it yet, keep looking. Don?t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you?ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don?t settle.?
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done but he with a chuckle replied that “Maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin on his face. If he worried he hid it.
.. and as you all can see, the ball has stopped half way to its perch. it’s suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop, and reflect on the year that has gone by, to remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken, the times we opened ourselves up to great adventures …
You will never have this day with your children again. tomorrow, they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the Present. Enjoy today, Mama. it will be over before you know it.
Written in 1968, Mother Teresa thought the Paradoxical Commandments were important enough to put up on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta. It has touched the hearts of millions of people all over the world. I hope that these inspiring words by Dr. Kent M. Keith will touch your heart too.