I happened to read the autobiography of Helen Keller -one of the very influential people of the world .
Helen Keller was an American activist , born on June 27, 1880 . She was stricken by a serious illness that left her blind and deaf, when she was just 19 months old . She struggled a lot but didn’t allow her disabilities become an obstacle in her life . She traveled the world and helped many people with visual impairments . She proved a real example of strength ,hope and happiness in her book -The Story of my Life .
Life lessons from Helen Keller’s book:-
1. The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
How powerful the thought is . If you have eyes but don’t have goals in your mind , you are able to see the world with your sight but don’t know what you want to do on this earth or what you want to become ,then that is worse than just being blind . So one must have a vision for himself and also work towards it diligently .
2. With Courage and Struggle , Nothing is Impossible
Helen Keller overcame her disabilities to become one of the great educators and speakers of the 20th century. She suffered a serious illness in early childhood only which left her deaf and blind . Her willpower , courage and the desire to learn were so strong that she conquered all the hurdles Life posed to her .
3. See beauty in everything
Helen Keller writes in her book- Everything has its own wonders ,even darkness and silence .Being deaf and blind , Helen Keller had to struggle a lot since childhood and be a victim of people’s critics . But she slowly learnt everything with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan . Even without eyes , she could see beauty in everything and remained content whatever condition she was in .
4.The best and most beautiful things must be felt with the heart.
It was beautiful to read in the book how the blind girl Helen Keller couldn’t understand what Love meant . She once touched flowers and asked her teacher if the fragrance of flowers was Love . She once asked if the heat of sun meant Love .It took her time to understand that Love meant emotion or feeling . Even in her dark world Helen Keller best understood the things that can be felt with the heart – Love , Hope , Struggle , Victory
5. Try to make the smile on others face , your happinessJoy can also be found in self-forgetfulness . Happiness shouldn’t mean only yourself being happy . You can find more happiness by helping others or making others happy .
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