“Be of good cheer…”

Helen Keller is one of my heroes. For her joy in life, her indomitability, her grace. If you ever find yourself stalling out in your writing (or any other endeavor, for that matter), thinking that you will never get to the other side–and get there in triumph–try to remember what this remarkable woman said:

  • Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.