Of all the great individuals in the annals of history, one person stands out who is worthy of a thank you letter for her contribution in teaching each of us, including myself, the value of charity and self-sacrifice. This is an open letter, from me, to the respected Mother Teresa for embodying such simple but invaluable values.
Dear Mother Teresa,
Your humble life, which you dedicated to helping others, has been a great example for me, which I have learned much from. You have instilled in me a greater appreciation to the idea of supporting people who are less fortunate than us.
In truth, in many of the charitable events I have participated in, you and the work you did was always in my thoughts. I believe that if many of us were to be more like you, in your selflessness, the world would be a much better place for a greater number of people.
Many individuals and groups have already sent more than one thank you letter to you when you were alive and even after your passing and I consider this one I’m sending you now a testament to the continual effect your life story has.
Aside from being such a great symbol of true charity in my life, through the work that you did, you taught me to appreciate and extend my compassion and affection to those in society who may be considered unwanted and are unloved and unnoticed. I have always been impressed with the numerous charities you have founded and it has inspired me to do the same, as much as I can, in my own community. You reminded me that every individual deserves to be extended the same courtesy regardless of his or her social status or origins.
It is also from you I have learned of the joy of a life that is not complicated by material greed can bring. Through you, I have learned to further appreciate that we should not go through life chasing after extravagances for there is peace to be found in simplicity.
Your messages of goodwill and humanitarianism have had a profound effect on me and the way I see the world. This is why I would like to send you my thank you letter. You have been a true light in this world and in my life. And I believe you would be happy to know that through the people whose lives you have touched, your messages of love and charity continue to live on.