June 22, 2009
"No pessimists ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."
- Helen Keller
The words above are so true. They have sustained mankind in many trials and tribulations. Having a positive attitude helps us to overcome obstacles and continue on our path to reach our goals. Although there have been times, and are times, when something gets the best of us. It is positive perserverance that takes the helm.
I knew a woman, Michele, who was sight challenged. This did not stop her, as she was extremely accomplished in her lifetime. Because of her positive attitude, she achieved her Master's degree in French Literature, and worked as a Director of Public Affairs at the Seeing Eye: an organization for the placement of guide dogs for the sight challenged population.
Her positive determination taught her to walk tall and raise her face without fear, to the sun, wind and rain. Her optimism was a strong force within her world. And she was able to help people, young and old. I think this is what Helen Keller meant: having a positive human spirit, is the only way to live.