The World is Filled with Overcoming

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“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” Those words are from Helen Keller (1880–1968). Though blind and deaf from the age of two, Helen Keller became an inspirational writer and speaker. She championed women’s right to vote and workers’ right to unionize. She learned to sail a boat and ride a bicycle. When we look at our world today, sometimes all we can see is suffering. But the world is filled with overcoming. If we turn our attention to the overcoming all around us, we gain courage to overcome the challenges in our own lives; we gain courage to help overcome the challenges facing our world.