Friday, May 29, 2009

In Memory of Helen Keller

June 1st, 1968, the great legendary lady of courage Helen Keller died at the age of 87.

"I believe that life is given to us so we may grow in love,
and I believe that God is in me as the sun is in
the colour and fragrance of a flower.
The Light is my darkness, The Voice is my silence.
- Helen Keller

I recall this day every year and remember what this miraculous lady has done, what she represents and what she has proven to the whole world: that nothing is impossible...

Helen Keller today remains a woman whose astounding personality and accomplishments attract widespread admiration and awe. Her valiant life continues to raise complex thinking about her... Those of us with five senses are missing a sense of how Helen Keller thought with three. Helen Keller became known as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the foremost women of our time.

I look at Hellen Keller, I see a lot of things..One of them is how weak we are and how strong she was... We have everything in life, she had nothing; yet we are too weak to go on, and she was so brave and motivated. I wonder what motivated this unusual one-of-a-kind lady, I wonder what kept her go on. I believe it was her faith. The faith that she had a role in life to fulfil, knowing her life isn't for nothing, that everything has a reason, and that God's plan for us is always great.

Without her many disabilities, Helen Keller wasn't going to be the great person we look up at right now, I assume she was going to be like the rest of the ladies who lived at her time. However, she used her disabilities to write history.. And for me, Helen Keller is one of my all-time idols..

Many years ago, I saw a movie about Helen Keller's life and I decided to write about her. I wrote a very long essay and part of it was published in Teen Stuff magazine in its issue of March 2003. In the essay, I tried to inspire others as much as I was inspired by Helen Keller, and using the same belief I got from her, I used what God gave me to fulfil my role in life, which is, I believe, is inspiring others through my writings...

Of course if I re-write this essay now, I'll do it in a better way and say more stuff about this lady that inspired the world, however, it's enough to recall her life's story for anyone to be inspired..

read the essay here:
(my favourite part is her quotes at the end of the essay)

I hope you are inspired on this day!

God bless you..

I am so proud to be a writer, just as Helen Keller was. I just hope to be as influential..

"My life has been happy because I have had wonderful friends and plenty of interesting work to do, I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times, but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. The wind passes, and the flowers are content." - Helen Keller

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