Tag Archives: Mother Theresa

FMM 7 6 18 I’m Only Human

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”~ George Orwell. The first time I visited Jamaica after an absence of over 14 years, I fell in love all over again.  It was not difficult.  For a start I was staying up in the verdant hills of St. Andrew, looking up at the […]

FMM 8 5 16 Fingerprints and Footprints

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers”~Khalil Gibran.  The older we get, the harder it is to be fed a line.  We have grown from being idealists to being cynics.  When someone pays us a compliment we may […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]

FMM 11 1 13 The weight of our words

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”~ Mother Teresa. When you think about our ability to communicate, human beings are amazing.  We have evolved from grunting, finger pointing cavemen, to creators of iconic imagery and lyrical language.  The human brain processes thoughts faster and more creatively than […]

FMM 6 21 13 One Drop

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.” ~ Lao Tzu. I wasn’t great at Chemistry when I was in high school. Neither Chemistry nor Physics really got me excited. But I never forgot the concept of quantitative analysis versus qualitative analysis. We had burettes […]

FMM Who among these is great? 7 13 12

There is a sermon that my father preached (as kids we used to say that the past tense of preach should be praught!) that stays with me today. It was a momentous occasion, as the service was being broadcast live on the radio. You can imagine how proud we were in Salem, to know that […]