'Therese intensely disliked one of her fellow nuns, ... whom Therese described, without identifying her, as "a Sister who has the faculty of displeasing me in everything, in her ways, her words, her character." Instead of avoiding her, Theresa sought out this nun at every turn and treated her "as if I loved her best of all" - so successfully that this sister once asked Therese, "Would you tell me ... what attracts you so much toward me; every time you look at me, I see your smile?".
'... It's a little thing, of course, but anyone who has ever suffered from a whiny coworker, a narcissistic roommate, or interfering in-laws can appreciate the heavenly virtue that befriending such a person would require.' - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Silent Life by Dora Noyes
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