Wise Words: Helen Keller: optimism

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort to always cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. I try to increase the power God has given me to see the best in everything and everyone, and make that Best a part of my life… No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars of sailed [to] an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.