You don’t have to go to India. Calcutta is all around you.
Maybe in our own family we have somebody who is feeling lonely, who is feeling sick, who is feeling worried.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do. – Mother Teresa
November 5, 2011 – my super friend Mysh and I went to Calcutta, India (now known as Kolkata) to immerse ourselves in a culture and environment Mother Teresa devoutly embraced. We are not sure which kind of food to bring (for the sick) so instead we carefully selected colorful clothes and donated to the Missionaries of Charity.
The Mother House. Below you can see the humble building inside Mother Teresa’s center where the sick and the dying are well taken care of. Mother Teresa founded a family in response to Christ’s plea that she make Him known to the poorest of the poor, the neglected and the lonely. She was not from India, but she left her comfort zone to live in an environment that needs not only cents, not only hugs but genuine smiles.
Yes Mother Teresa was a HUGE believer in Finding and Sharing Happiness too!
At the left end of the house you can find a mini chapel where people of all faiths, rich and poor alike can attend mass, pray near Mother Teresa’s tomb, write wishes to her and take pictures. Being in this place —ah the greatest feeling! So often the most meaningful moments in our lives are those that we share with our friends.
Mother Teresa lived with happiness and pure heart. I know somewhere, Mother Teresa is smiling.
A humble, heartfelt journey