So we invite you to take a leaf out of their book and feel driven to make life a little better, be it for one or many. We know Rome wasn’t built in a day, and that changing lives takes time, but we all need to start somewhere.
How about here?
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved – Mother Teresa
Looking past the raggedy clothing, empty bellies and financial troubles of the impoverished, Mother Teresa once said the worst kind of poverty is to feel alone. This is evident in the faces and pleas of those left forgotten and abandoned in their struggles. To overcome certain challenges is difficult, but to do so without hope or support is impossible.
Be who you were created to be and you will set the world on fire – St. Catherine of Sienna
We all have a duty and a calling to help those around us and make the world a better place. This is why we are here; to support brothers, sisters and strangers alike. So be who you were created to be (a light in the tunnel) and you will set the world on fire, making it a brighter and warmer place for those most in need.
A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Of course, financial donations are always appreciated and very much needed to help charities like Muslim Aid to help others. Money isn’t everything, though; true wealth comes from a heart of gold; one that does such good that it enriches lives and the world.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone – Ronald Reagan
No one will ask you to bear the burden of a broken world alone. No one man – no one organisation – can clothe, feed and nurture everyone. But every individual can help at least one more. Share a meal with someone who would otherwise eat alone or not at all, send your old clothes and blankets to a young family in need of warmth and comfort. You might not make front page news; it isn’t the aim, but your kindness will never be forgotten.
Imagine, if every person on the planet helped just one more person?
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise – Oscar Wilde
Those living through conflict, epidemics and dark times will undoubtedly feel bitter and dejected. Those of us seeing their horror unfold on TV or in newspapers will feel outraged and heartbroken. But in both cases, we need to remain strong and hopeful, understanding that those facing tragedy in this life will be rewarded in the next, and those witnessing a side of the world they didn’t know existed being given the opportunity to help and make a difference.
These inspirational individuals left their words of wisdom for a reason. President Reagan reminds us that every little action helps and doing something small within our means is better than doing nothing at all because we lack the resource we would like. Meanwhile, Oscar Wilde reassures those who are suffering that their hard times will lead to an unbreakable strength and such rewards that an easy life simply could not provide.
So take note and make your move and donate to Muslim Aid; the world awaits.