Life is a challenge, meet it

leaping on the beach

Life is an adventure, dare it

In her seventies (Mother Teresa) wrote her own resume of her philosophy of life:

Life is an opportunity, avail it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is costly, care for it.
Life is a wealth, keep it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Love is a mystery, know it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, brace it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is life, save it!
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

words of Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997)
found in Mother Teresa: A Complete Authorized Biography (1997)
from The Preface
book by Kathryn Spink
image – Enid Yu

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4 Responses to “Life is a challenge, meet it”

  1. Abimbola Akanwo Says:

    Here’s to life…

    Thank you Mother Teresa (born Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)

    Thank you for the post Quotesnack…

  2. Jennifer Says:

    I love this and am going to keep it close at hand for all the lovely reminders of LIFE! Choose life, don’t lurk or get by – participate, put yourself out there. I need daily reminders on those tough days when it seems easier to withdraw and leave the rat races behind. Perfect for a Friday and the weekend looming ahead – thank you!

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  4. E. A. Able Says:

    This is a beautiful passage. If the Mother Teresa Center sold posters with these words, I’d get one and share the link, too.