“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb Despite being rooted in the earth, trees still move and grow toward light and sky. This is due to an amazing and complex natural process in which soil, water, and sunlight all play an integral part.
“This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts.” Mother Teresa The simplicity and wisdom of Mother Teresa’s words always inspires us to dig deeper, to think more, to love harder. Such is the case with this quote. I believe what Mother Teresa meant was that when you truly love someone, you give wholeheartedly. It doesn’t mean you abandon yourself, but rather, you give all those things that are most precious and sacred to you—your time, your attention, your fears, your hopes, your heart.