WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 4/24/19

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Tifinie

 


FOOD 4 THOUGHT


 

It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while.  Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.

 

 

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”  -Helen Keller

 

 

At the age of 19 months, Helen Keller became severely sick and lost her abilities to see and hear.  She grew up in a scary world that she couldn’t understand anymore.  People around her were able to interact with the world around them, but she was completely in the dark about her environment.  Keller grew into a child that was lost and could barely communicate with her family, which led her to act out.  When she was 6 years old, she met her teacher, Anne Sullivan.  Sullivan gathered all the patience she had and worked with Keller to develop skills that would help Keller function more like her peers did and communicate with others more successfully.  Sullivan, who was partially blind herself, knew the uphill battle this little girl was about to face and how much effort they were both going to have to invest.  Sullivan had to earn Keller’s trust that the methods she was teaching her had purpose and weren’t just to keep her busy.  Keller struggled with learning, but over time she made a breakthrough with her teacher and finally accepted her situation, focusing her energy, instead, towards doing everything she could to grow and learn more.  Once someone showed her the way, Keller took off and never stopped.  She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, which is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they can’t strive for things that they feel are out of reach for them.  She moved on to become an international formal speaker and author, advocating for people with disabilities.  The deaf community, in particular, was moved by her as she traveled to numerous countries giving motivational speeches which spread awareness of the conditions of deaf people.  She also spoke and wrote about women suffrage and the impacts of war in our world.  Despite losing her ability to see, Helen Keller never lost sight of her ability to make a change.

 

 

 


  WORD OF THE WEEK  


Practicing your vocabulary words can be overwhelming.  However, if you follow Wednesday Wisdom, you can learn a new word every week and practice using the word all week long.  By the time the next word is posted, you’ll have mastered the last word adding it to your personal word bank.  Own as many words as you can!

 

 

Intrepid (adj.)

DEFINITION:  characterized by having no fear, feeling not alarmed  (often times used rhetorically/humorously)

 

Intrepid  |  adjective

Intrepidly  |  adverb

Intrepidity, Intrepidness  |  noun

 

Synonyms:  brave, fearless, courageous, adventurous, dauntless

Example sentence:  Our intrepid mountain guide wandered aimlessly down the path ahead of us.

 

See how creative you can be and make up a sentence of your own!


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