Posts Tagged ‘Mother Teresa’

Change” is the theme for this week’s photo challenge.  Change of seasons is an obvious response at this time of year, but as I’m seeing that change every day as I walk, I decided to go with the obvious and just try to find a less-than-obvious photo.  Remember, on the opposite side of the world, the season-changing photo would be some spring flowers.  🙂  Enjoy your weekend.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
~Leo Tolstoy

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Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
~George Bernard Shaw

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
~Mother Teresa

As I’ve already admitted, I talk to people on buses (and planes and trains and elsewhere.)   There are a variety of people on buses…people deep in newspapers or books, people with earbuds, people talking to themselves, people staring out the window.  Recently in Philadelphia, I sat next to a woman who was knitting.  We fell into conversation.  She uses the bus regularly and redeems the time creating things like the little purse you see below.  Then she gives them away to children.  She gave me one as I stood to get off the bus, to give to someone of my choosing.  I was touched.  It made me consider how I redeem time that would otherwise be spend just sitting.  I tend to read, write, take photos.  Sometimes I use that time to think or to pray.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
~Mother Teresa

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One Sunday, I’ll take this purse to church.  I have the perfect little girl in mind.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~Charles Dickens

How do you redeem time in your life?