Last Christmas, “Santa” gave each of my girls a magnet quote in their stockings. Now, I am pretty certain that those were found a long time ago…VERY certain, in fact.
Mom had not passed when those quotes were found. And yet, each one of them expressed the exact right words for the somber time.
One in particular, a Helen Keller quote, touched my dad so much, that I had to find a card with the same quote for him.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Holy cow, right? PERFECT.
So, I decided to look for more fabulous Helen Keller quotes – little reminders for those hard days.
Here is a taste of what I found:
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
And finally –
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Thank you Helen Keller – for a lifetime of inspiration.
Who inspires you?