Rose Tea Cottage

Where tea is served at half past four




People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway

If you're successful, you'll win some false friends & some true enemies;
Succeed anyway

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them


~~Mother Teresa

67 comments:

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sweet greetings Duchess, am I really the first to read this wonderful inspirational post? I think I'm going to print this out so I can read it every day, thank you! Ciao, bella!

Deborah said...

Oh LoVe Mother Teresa. Wasn't it just so like her to try to slip out unnoticed, under the intense media coverage of Princess Diana's passing. Thank you for this lovely post. **blows kisses** Deb

Queen B. said...

sooooooooooo what i needed to read tonight !!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU !

Katy Noelle said...

Thank you!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Mother Teresa was a very wise lady! Thank you for quoting her. I'm serving tea today, why not stop by for a sip? Would love a visit from you, Duchess. Hope you have a beautiful week filled with sunshine.

Blessings,
Sandi

Elyse said...

happy spring, duchess!

thank you for your lovely post.

xo
elyse

Sher said...

Darling Duchess,

It's wonderful to be reminded of these quotes from such a wonderful lady.

I hope you and your family are doing well. And thank you for the sweetest compliment of me reminding you of your daughter, I bet she is a beautiful soul just like you, my dear:)

Wishing you a happy week with your loved ones!

xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Duchess,

Such a lovely post and I have many of Mother Teresa's words of wisdom in my little book.

Happy week, dear friend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Mami said...

wonderful words!!thank you for shring Daring!

Kelly said...

Perfect! you always know the right thing to say xxx What an angel xx

Selba said...

Thanks for sharing this, Duchess. It's so true what Mother Teresa said.

Heather Jensen said...

Thank you for those wonderfully inspirational words of wisdom. :)

Mmm said...

mother Teresa was incredible and so wise with such humility too. We pale in comparison most of us.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Amen Duchess,
Great post hon, and it is so true.
Mother theresa said a lot of great statements. One I really loved was when asked what we could do to promote world peace, she simply said, go home and love your family!!
How very true, cause sometimes we can treat strangers way better than we treat the ones we live with everyday. We really have to check ourselves! Thanks for sharing this inspirational post.
Blessings, Nellie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

lovely.
you have an enchanting blog. I am a big Dianna fan...

Karen

fiberdoodles said...

Beautiful post!

Plumrose Lane said...

What a beautiful posting, thank you so much for sharing these valuable words and sentiments!
♥Sharon

A 2 Z said...
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A 2 Z said...

Bonjour Duchesse,

Thank you for posting such an inspirational message. Mother Teresa was such a petite woman physically but so big spiritually!

Anne-Marie

Flaviana said...

Duchess,thanks for quoting one of the greatest women of all times. Her words give me strenght and hope in a better world where we could all be less selfish and self-centered.
I have loved my visit here, yours is truly one of the best blogs ever and I just know I'll be coming back all the time! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words,I'm really honoured.
Wish you a wonderful day
Flaviana

Emma said...

Morning Duchess,
No I am not related to them.
They do all seem to be a really lovely family. So maybe they could adopted me, haha!
Em x

Madelief said...

Dear Dutchess,

Such beautiful words. They read like a poem...What a wise and inspiring lady she was. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. You made me blush ;-)!

Enjoy your day! It's sunny in Holland at the moment with blue skies and temperatures today up to 20 degrees celcius. I think I will do some work in my garden, sit in the sun with a cup of tea and enjoy!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Heavenly Housewife said...

Beautifully said.
*kisses* HH

Rosa-Munda said...

Blessed Mother Theresea! Such a wise and wonderful person. Thank you for sharing. Ros x

Mimi said...

HI Sweet Duchess!!!
That post is so true, and we all need to read things like that often, so that we really do remember to treat people with dignity and respect, respect your self by being kind to others!!!!
I love those sayings, I so wish the world was filled with people who put others first.Boy would that be a great place!!!
It is so spring like here, woke up to rain this morning, what a TREAT!!!!
Tomorrow afternoon and Thursday afternoon are my babysitting days with my Little Princess, or as I like to call them my FUN days!!!!
Oh I just cannot wait to do so many fun things with her!!!!
She makes me smile!!!!
Hugs to you sweet Dutchess!!!
hugs,
jamie
I just might work on her curtsy tomorrow!!!!

Granny's Place said...

I love this poem! thanks for sharing.
Madelon

ZAIRA said...

Thank yuo so much for your visit and kind comment. I used to visit your lovely blog, it's sooo english and for someone like me who adore England can't be missed!!! Thanks for joining me!!

Hugs from me xx
Zaira

Hetty Summers said...

Lovely words to live by. Taught to us by an incredible woman and now posted by a kind friend, life is sweet. I love the crystal dish and the vintage cross, so lovely.

Hetty xoxo

Uzbe Girl said...

nice . me liked mother terresa veri angele. yes?

Olga

Isobel said...

Thank you do much for your sweet comment, dear Duchess. It really cheered me up and touched my heart. It is so good to know that out there, we have a friend ready to listen to us.
Lots of love to you,
xxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

My dear Duchess, that was perfect!! So, so true too. You always say just the right thing, that's a wonderful gift.
Thank you so much.
xxxx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Wow, what words of wisdom from the one and only Mother Teresa.

I had to catch up on a couple of posts, must have missed them :o

They all have such gorgeous pictures, beautiful posts Duchess.
xoxo

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

My sweetest heart friend Duchess!-)***

These enchanted beautiful worlds greeting all of us and blessed all of us for a wonderful life!!!

I LOVE the wisdom words alltime and everywhear because these can help you to be one big LOVE...
and one big Satisfaction!!!

Wish you,my dear Duchess a freshness of the wind and the lightness of all you days,

Thank you for beyond wondeful words by my last post!-)))*

Much Love,
***Violetta***

kim said...

Thank you so much for being my 200th follower. I feel like I should award you a prize. You have a beautiful blog and I will be back to check it out some more. Have a great day!

Kim

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Duchess Sweetie...
I so adore this post. Mother Teresa what a wise woman she was. I am writing this one down, so that I can remind myself every once and awhile it is okay, move on.

I loved my tea and biscuits as always, you have such a wonderful spread to share. The garden was delightful, and the birds just chirping away remind me that Spring is here and it will soon be Summer, with the laughter of children again in the yards. I love Summer.

Thank you for stopping by sweet friend. I so love it when you do. Have a beautiful day. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

koralee said...

Just what I needed to read to start my day off right.....xoxoxoo

Boubou said...

Bonjour !
first time i come across your blog, absolutely love your photos keep up this good work , lot o f inspiration ! check out my daily collages inspiration blog boubouteatime if you have some time, a bientot !
Bouchra xx

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Such wise words to live by.
Thank you, have a wonderful Spring day!!!
Joyce

zurin said...

Good evening Duchess, I love those quotes...they are very inspiring and so true! thank you Duchess for the inspiring and lovely post :))

Heavenly Housewife said...

My new blog went up today and I am so excited. Stop by and check out my brand new and improved site daaaahling. I want to know what you think. I'm also doing a fab give away.
*kisses* HH

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Mother Theresa was so wise, such an example to us all.
Love Louise x

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a lovely posting dear one. I firmly believe in you get back what you put out in the universe.

Love to you Dear Duchess,
LuLu♥

Kitty M said...

Duchess how on earth have I only just discovered your beautiful blog!? I am in blog heaven and want to climb inside and look around some more. I am a HUGE afternoon tea fan, so I am delighted to find you. Today's post is very apt for me right now, and has brought a little tear to my eye. I'll look forward to my next visit. Kisses Kitty xxx

Rizzi said...

FORGIVE, BE KIND, SUCCEED, AND BE HONEST
GREAT WORDS, MORE PEOPLE SHOULD A BIDE BY THEM. VERY NICE POST DUCHESS, A GOOD WAY TO START THE DAY.
HAVING YOU AS A FRIEND GIVES ME A LOVELY WARM FEELING INSIDE. ENJOY YOUR DAY. LADY RIZZI

Renate said...

These words were really inspiring to read, your posts are always both beautiful and deep - I am truly impressed!!

Tangerine Fairy said...

So beautiful..I'm currently doing the project for our festival of nations; for the India booth and we are building Mother Teresa's project now..this is inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing Duchess :)

Hope you are having a wonderful day..
TF

Mimi said...

Hi Dutchess!!!!
I would walk, run, swim, drive, fly to have LUNCH with you dear sweet lady!!!!
One day we will meet face to face and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see those pics of Sir Elton John and The Earl of Spencer, Princess Diana's wonderful baby brother!!!!
What a story and fun TEA time we would have!!!!I hope a year from Sept. to be in Europe!!!! SO we just might be able to meet then!!!!
Have a wonderful week, it is so lovely here today, walked to the park with Miss Camdyn!!!
Hugs sweetie,
jamie

Paulina said...

Dear Duchess, that's lovely. Happy spring!!

Hugs

Carla said...

Hello Duchess,
What a wonderful post...it does make one think about being kind and thoughtful. Thanks for the lovely reminder.
Carla

Vicki said...

Hello, my dear friend,
Thank you for these beautiful and thought-provoking words from Mother Teresa. I hope you are having a beautiful week full of the promise of spring. Blessings to you! Vicki

♥Nori-hime♥ said...

I love Mother Teresa.
She was a wonderful woman, who loves the world.

Excellent blog!

Love and kisses for the Duchess!

Lynn said...

Duchess,
Happy Spring! I have read the inspiration quote many times and it never fails to inspire me anew! I think I will print it out also and keep in near the computer. Your beautiful yellow flowers and the bowl of eggs is just like a beautiful burst of sunshine. Thank you for such a beautiful blog, always! Blessings,
Lynn

Torie Jayne said...

What a fabulously inspirational post! Have a sweet day!

Charli and me said...

Wasn't Mother Teresa wise? It is indeed an inspiring post. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are well and enjoying our beautiful season of spring.

North West London Girl said...

Beautiful words, from a beautiful woman x

Madeline's Album said...

What a wonderful Post. Durning my recent hospital stay I have found out how good people are. All my friends here in blog land who prayed for me and my family and friends who have been so attentive. Thank you for this inspirational post. Madeline

koralee said...

Thank you for this sweet friend...lovelier words where never spoken...I will carry these in my heart today...xoxoxo This is why I love your sweet blog so much...and you. xo

marifra79 said...

Non so cos'altro dirti se non che il tuo post è meraviglioso!Bellissime parole!
Un abbraccio

Tapestry of Life said...

Fantastic. Old follower, long time not here. Glad I came.

Simply Colette said...

What a great lesson! That is so true sometimes the way we treat strangers versus our own family members. Hope you are doing well Dear Duchess. Much love,

nicolette

Florence and Mary said...

Never wiser words said!

Victoria x

Deb Harvey said...

Beautiful post...thank you!

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello Duchess,
This is so wonderful post. I'm feel so lucky to read this through your blog, beautiful statement:)Love you sweetie.
xoxo
♥zoe♥

Sherry said...

I have some of Mother Teresa's quotes and I have keep them for years. I clipped them out of the paper. What a smart woman she was. Thanks for reminding me of her quotes!
Sherry

skippinginthemeadow said...

a wonderful wise woman..God bless her and God bless you dear Duchess

many thanks xxx

Crazy About Films said...

Lovely, such strong and kind woman she was.

Taj Acosta said...

Beautiful and refreshing and true! Hope you have a blessed week doll! xoxo

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