Helen Keller, blind and deaf since a toddler, wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it…Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.”
Often when I am in a group of women, someone is depressed (or knows someone who is) and very often what brings a smile isn’t some flowery platitude…it’s simply another woman speaking out loud these two powerful words.
Suddenly, that island of despair and loneliness morphs into a continent of cure…and hope is birthed again.
I’ve seen it happen more times than I can count and still, it amazes me how honesty sparks hope and then healing in another person.
Let me share what counselor and author, Ed Welch, has to say on…
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