She was born as Agnes to Albanian parents on August 26, 1910 and her father died when she was 8 years old. As a result, Agnes became very close to her mother and took from her many of her traits. On a journey to the Himalayan foothills in September 10, 1946 she received what she said was a ‘call within a call’ to begin aiding humanity. She formed what became known as the Missionaries of Charity, a cause dedicated to the poor, the sick, and the hungry with an aim of aiding the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for. Through her devotion and dedication many thousands were saved and cared for. By the time of her death, her missionary had presence in 123 countries with thousands of volunteers catering for the poorest of the poor. As a result of her hard work and dedication to the cause of humanity she is described as the greatest humanitarian of the 20th century. Her awards include the Decree of Praise; the Jewel of India, which is the highest honour bestowed on Indian civilians; Soviet Union’s Gold Medal; and the Noble Peace prize among other recognitions. She is widely known as Mother Teresa and one of her famous quote is ‘if you judge people, you have no time to love them.’ Indeed without judgement she has extended love to many people who needed it and put back smiles on those who had lost hope.
My name is Kotey and as Mother Teresa once said yesterday: “is gone, tomorrow has not yet come, we have only today, let us begin.” So say I, let us begin showing love to others and it can be as simple as giving a hug to someone who needs it or smiling at someone who is looking at you for who knows what someone needs at a particular moment.