from a "click and hope" photographer


“Smile at each other,

smile at your wife,

smile at your husband,

smile at your children,

smile at each other

-- it doesn't matter who it is --

and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.”

-Mother Teresa of Calcutta-


AB said...

Ruth, your quotes from Mother Teresa the past two days are beautiful and so true. Thank you for posting such words of wisdom - definitely words to live by.

Lots of love to you both.


Icarus said...

Haven't had much time today, haven't been to A Million Stories yet, so I hope there's a report there. It's such a sweet picture. I also feel I have to trump Mother Teresa just slightly. She covers the direction of every smile, but I wishe she had added just one thing: A smile from the face is not as deep, or as meaningful, as a smile from the heart.....(?) Sorry, M.T. I know you were greater than me, so who am I to teach you anything?!

talj said...

Lovely, lovely photo Ruth!! :o) The quotes really make me smile when I visit your blog! {{{BIG HUGS}}} xxx

RUTH said...

Icarus; watch this space!!! I won't only be using "famous" peoples quotes...I think there's one coming up soon from someone called "Milestones"...I believe you know him well!!!

Audrey said...

Cant help but smile Ruth looking at this picture its lovely x

Lovely quotes and such an unassuming, loving, powerful woman she was,reminds me of you.I wonder why and before you say it..........minus the wrinkles lol and tea towel on the head , but the same lovely smile and heart x

Icarus said...

Oh Lord, what on earth did he have to say? Teeeeeee-Heeeeeeeee!
And now Audrey's got me mega-chuckling at her description above!
Shame on you, A! But big LOLsXXX

Pat said...

Oh, what memories you are making with these lovely photos. It's so nice to see them, Ruth.

Thinking of you daily...


Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche