I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa was a beautiful woman. I looked at her photo and saw such a beautiful soul. Yet she died filled with doubts about whether she had made a difference in this world. I remember reading that and thinking how sad it was that she felt that way.
Only the divine knows how much of a difference that we make in our lives. It is up to us to do our best from day to day to show kindness and charity to others. All of us forget that in the way the modern world is set up. We are always worried about ourselves. How we look to others, and how we are doing at work. How the world perceives us as successful.
The roughest thing in my life has always been love. I love people deeply. I love my friends and care for my clients. Yet most of the people I care about are worried about themselves. They never think how much I need a kind word or someone showing appreciation.
It makes the moments I receive love and appreciation more dear to me. The people who write me after a year or two that tell me I helped to turn their life around. I always say that it was not me but the divine which is what ever a person believes in that creates this world.
Love, kindness and charity will make you look good with out having to worry about anything else that you do.