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Helen Keller was born deaf and blind. Her life was transformed, thanks to the efforts of Anne Sullivan that came into her life. Sullivan taught her to communicate and opened the world to her. Keller went on to receive a degree from Radcliffe College and to become a famous author and lecturer. When Sullivan became ill years later, the person who took care of her was none other than Helen Keller. The helper became the one who needed help.

There is a destiny that marks us as brothers: No one goes his way alone: All that we invest into the lives of others comes back into our own.

Nothing helps us build our perspective more than developing compassion for others. It involves the willingness to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Compassion is something you can develop with practice. It’s the recognition that other people’s problems, their pain and frustration, are every bit as real as our own. Compassion develops your sense of gratitude by taking your attention off all the little things that most of us have learned to take too seriously.

Mother Teresa reminds us. ” We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love”

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Groete - Koekie Erlank

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