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August 9, 2012

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell – August 9,2012

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:24 am

On The Bright Side

Mary Howell



My parents and sisters had the privilege of seeing Helen Keller when she made an appearance at Wayland College in Plainview.  Although Jane and Clara were 6 and 3 years old, Helen Keller made a lasting impression on them.


Miss Keller was born blind, deaf and mute. Her teacher, Ann Sullivan, figured out a way to teach Helen to communicate with others.


During Helen’s adult years, she became a famous motivational speaker and was able to make her way by speaking at various places throughout the United States.


Helen Keller once asked a friend “What do you see?”.  Her friend replied “Nothing in particular”.  Helen was overwhelmed by her friend’s response.  Helen could not believe that a person who could see, saw nothing.


How many of us take life for granted that we fail to see God’s blessings upon us.


Some people do not see the beauty of nature or take the time to stop and smell the roses that come our way.


Other people look for only the bad things as they go through life. They are never happy.  They are always looking for some place else to go to be happy.


I know a couple who have moved several times in the past twenty years only to find unfriendly folks wherever they go. It is my opinion that to have friends, a person needs to be a friend.


The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or heard, but must be felt with the heart.


Let us open our eyes and see the blessings God has bestowed upon us and give us a life on the bright side.



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