Sunday Inspiration: Overcoming Suffering

Overcoming sufferingHelen Keller should know.

Born blind and deaf, she overcame more suffering than most of us can imagine, becoming one of the most inspirational writers of the 20th century. I’ve used her quotes before, and probably will again.

All of us suffer throughout our lives, but isn’t it amazing — bordering on miraculous — how much our lives are filled with the overcoming of suffering, thanks to family, friends, professionals, God — and ourselves?

Let’s try to recognize and be grateful for the healers in our lives. And I hope we can recognize our own healing effect on those we love.


  1. Nancy Lepri on June 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Well said, Em.

  2. Jay Biggs on June 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I know a friend of yours. She mentioned your website. I first read your blog on Friday, June 3. It was a related 1st Anniversary date. On Saturday, I signed on. I read your Sunday Inspiration the next day. So, God and the other gods seem to be speaking to me. It happens to me occasionally. On Monday, I was able to locate “Somewhere Between Luck and Trust.” I have just started reading; so, I’m optimistic, but I have no comment, yet.

    This morning, at work, I attended a going away party for someone I respect greatly. She played a video which I had never seen before. It was certainly inspirational. It was titled, “A Pep Talk from Kid President to You.” The video was dated sometime in 2013. There were other videos on the website.

    I have always been out-of-the-loop; so, I was completely unaware of this offering.

    Your website is so positive that all of your friends and associates are probably already aware of the Kid President website. Just in case some are not aware of it, because it is so old, I recommend it to those who have not witnessed it previously. It’s very moving in its sweetness.

    Thank you for your auspicious website.

    Sometime, I’d love to meet your entire staff of hundreds.

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