Appreciating Life

Born in 1880 in Alabama with sight and the ability to hear, Helen Keller lost both senses at 19 months due to disease, most likely scarlet fever or meningitis. The story of how Keller’s teacher ,Anne Sullivan  broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate Helen learned many things. Like other totally deaf people, she could not hear her own voice, and had to be taught to speak. This she achieved, not only in English, but eventually in French and German as well! Despite her disabilities, Hellen dared herself to take up a lot of adventures such as horse riding, cycling, swimming and even camping that any other able bodied person would take up. She was the first deafblinde  person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author.
One can read all the literature, visit all the countries and view all the scenery he wants with his eyes, but without vision, his life amounts to nothing. One can listen to all the speeches of powerful people or harmonious music for all he desires, but without hearing his own creative thoughts, he will achieve nothing. Helen Keller Journey teaches us many lessons and one of them is appreciating life.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of life and forget how lucky you are , we need to hit the pause button for a minute and count our blessings. The problem is we take most of them for granted and we truly realize the value of it when it’s gone. We need to stop comparing our life with other’s “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” But none of us ever really know what it’s like to live someone else’s life. No-one’s life is perfect – whatever it looks like from the outside. They might be working in jobs they hate , having troubles in their romance life. So love your life by Doing the best you can to smile. Be so busy loving your life and the people in it that you have no time left for hate, regret or unnecessary stress. In the end, loving your life is about trusting your intuition,taking chances ,cherishing the memories, and learning through experience Laugh at the confusion, live consciously in the moment, and enjoy your life as it unfolds struggles and all.You might not end up exactly where you intended to go, but you will eventually arrive precisely where you need to be. Think of problems you encounter as a test you need to pass , Embrace it and challenge yourself.

References:
http://www.goal-setting-college.com/inspiration/hellen-adams-keller/

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/how-to-love-the-life-you-already-have/

http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/07/02/23-things-people-who-love-their-lives-are-doing-differently/

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