Sunday Inspiration: “Spread love everywhere you go…”

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

These words by Mother Teresa mean a lot to me since we adopted our daughter — whose birthday is tomorrow — from one of her homes in India.  Mother Teresa lived out that spirit of love and kindness in so many ways.

Can you think of ways to live out that spirit in simple acts of kindness?   Let’s try it together today and see what happens.


  1. KATHY GOLD on September 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm


    • Emilie Richards on September 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thank you, Kathy. She has a happy life, which makes me very happy in return. And she has brought so much happiness to us. I think that’s a win-win, isn’t it?

  2. Laura on September 29, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful quote. With raising two girls a full time job, this is a great quote to have around for when I feel overwhelmed and always something to strive for, for them to follow.

  3. Mary Preston on September 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Kindness is such a beautiful word. Even the smallest gestures of kindness can be uplifting. Both in giving & receiving.

  4. SueAnn Beer on September 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    This is perhaps the most evocative post yet, you do that so well!!! There are times…when hubby, or son, come calling..MOM, MOM, MOM, where is, what is, why is, how is, ..etc…and I would like to just SHOUT….(usually I feel that way when I am dog tired!!) But I stop…and tell myself, how much I love them both, and to deny the love to them, by listening, finding, fixing, their little world..would be a ery wrong thing for me to do..they know I love them, and I know they love me, because they trust in me to help yeah….the kindness in a face, the eyes, a smile, mean so much to many many people-I cannot deny them that..and it carries over…they have learned to be this way too,even when they are dog tired….I tell them, God never stops, or gives up on us….He has faith in us to continue as He would.I believe when we put ourselves behind ourselves…we see more in front of us,,,sadness and misery is everywhere,,,our family tries to smile, say hi, ask if they need help,Our son has learned early on, the pain people carry, and it saddens him, he is a happy guy, friendly, wants to hear, see, help, even a stranger in passing,In our family, we call it our duty to man, on orders from God.Mother Teresa was born to be a sainte,we are working along her thoughts, and Gods’. We do not aspire to sainthood, just to goodhood.And, at the end if we can be happy in that,,then all Mother Teresa’s words have not gone for naught.

    • Emilie Richards on September 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Nicely said, SueAnn. Sometimes we really do have to stop and think how important it is to be kind. It doesn’t necessarily come naturally.

  5. Carolyn West on September 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Just updating my wish to win books. LOL hope I am one of them.

  6. Brenda Stallings on September 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Emilie, thank you for transporting me to wonderful places and families!
    I am caregiver for my 88 year-old mother. She has dementia but still loves to slow dance at the local Moose Lodge! I am an avid reader. It keeps me in a happy place when I can’t read about the life and loves of others! I am 68 , widowed many years ago. I have wonderful sons and great grand kids!
    My life is really good but maybe a little fantasy never hurts!
    Thanks again and keep them coming!

    • Emilie Richards on October 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Everybody needs a reality break, and I’m glad my books are a good choice for you. A lovely sentiment to read. Take care of yourself.

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