Today, March 3rd — 124 years ago — Helen Keller met the lady who would help her to live life by introducing a way for her to communicate after losing her sight and hearing due to a severe childhood illness. The child Helen was uncontrollable, and had a very sad life distanced from the world she lived in, but soon after Anne Sullivan’s amazing gift of “touch teaching” techniques, Helen Keller once again was able to share, receive, and know this life around her. Helen went on to be a famous author, and speaker and called the gift Anne gave her, “The start of my life.”
Today we still think about the kindness Anne showed Helen, and the beauty of it changing the course of another human’s life. What can we share today that will brighten another one’s path a little more?
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon