My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thought for today

Well, I've come across these rules in a couple of places.

I find most of them hard to swallow....but worth working toward.

Mother Teresa gave these rules to her Sisters to help them develop the virtue of humility:

1. Speak as little as possible about yourself.

2. Keep busy with your own affairs and not those of others.

3. Avoid curiosity.

4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others.

5. Accept small irritations with good humor.

6. Do not dwell on the faults of others.

7. Accept censures even if unmerited.

8. Give in to the will of others.

9. Accept insults and injuries.

10. Accept contempt, being forgotten and disregarded.

11. Accept injuries and insults.

12. Be courteous and delicate even when provoked by someone.

13. Do not seek to be admired and loved.

14. Do not protect yourself behind your own dignity.

15. Give in, in discussions, even when you are right.

16. Always choose the more difficult task.


What do you think about them?

6 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

I think that's why she will achieve sainthood and I am not even in the running.

And, to be truthful, I'm not even sure what the point to some of these are.

MightyMom said...

sometimes the only point is obedience.

Subvet tells a story told to him by either his aunt or cousin I don't remember which (they're both nuns). Early on in their time in the convent they were told to wash the stairs from bottom to top. She washed the stairs...but did it from top down as that makes sense (then you don't walk down the stairs you just washed, right?) She was told to wash them again from bottom to top, it wasn't so much getting the stairs clean, as it was obedience. In the same way are we to be obedient to God, even when we don't understand.

ellen b. said...

Sounds like these sisters would be easy to live with...if they took this advice.

Journey of Truth said...

I wouldn't have a blog if I thought long on any one of them. That list is a swift kick in the hindend, huh?

She also had a lovely list of "do it anyway's" . . . remember? So I apply that to blogging. Blog anyway.

Thanks for popping by my blog. Nice to meetcha!

diana said...

yah... hard to swallow and follow. but it shows us why she was such a great woman.

Mam said...

Sound like Jesus to me.
Nancy