Going back to that day in class 5: I had been called out to read a particular chapter from the English Literature Book; I can clearly recall how elated I was, I read the best in my class. It was a story about a deaf, dumb and blind girl who fought through all the tragedies of her life to finally prove to the world that will is all that matters. I was hardly paying any attention to the content, concentrating only upon the fact that I shouldn’t make any mistakes while reading. A line stuck me all of a sudden as if God had intended it to ring a bell in my mind- It was a line in which she said that she finds it hard to believe that people who have eyes don’t find anything to appreciate while she can only touch and feel and even then she finds this world so fascinating.
I don’t know what you might make of this, but this has shaped the way I think. I have learnt that I have a lot; I have loads of things that Helen Keller never had, that so many around me don’t have but they move on. If I don’t appreciate the things around me, it’s because ‘I’ refuse to notice them. My life is one of the most beautiful stories that God ever wrote and I couldn’t be a bigger fool to complain about it. That day still makes me smile… I don’t want to be like her, I just want to think like her. She might not have taught me WHAT should I live for, but she has definitely taught me HOW should I live.