“I am only one; but I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. What I can do, I ought to do; and what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.” (Helen Keller, 1880-1968)
Helen Keller, an inspiring woman of courageous grit and faith, overcame the dark of her blindness and the silence of her deafness to bring the light of knowledge to millions around the world.
What strikes me about Helen Keller’s story is the perseverance of her tutor, Anne Mansfield Sullivan. She took an unruly child lost in a dark and silent internal hell and gave her the gifts of love, communication, and education. When Helen eventually attended prestigious Radcliffe College, Miss Sullivan spelled textbooks out letter by letter into Helen’s hands for FOUR YEARS. Helen graduated magna cum laude.
Miss Sullivan was just one person, who helped one child, who helped millions.
When so much need exists in our world, sometimes what we can do as one person seems like a drop in a fountain. But, as individual drops of love and courage pile up they will overflow into waterfalls cascading with hope, change and opportunity.
Like Helen Keller and Anne Mansfield Sullivan we have a choice to do something we can do, however big or small, to be part of this waterfall.
“The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.” Helen Keller
grace, peace & fountains of HOPE
Virginia : )
“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” Helen Keller
Photos: Butchart Gardens, BC (Canada)