which has been denied.”
I’ve been pondering these words of Helen Keller ever since receiving them from www.gratefulness.org on the eve of Independence Day. No way should I complain about little denials, and yet how easy it is to slip into my language.
• It’s a beautiful day…but I wish it weren’t so windy.
• The hamburgers were cooked just the way I like them…but I don’t like a toasted bun.
• I like the color of my dress …but I wish it had a fuller skirt.
I could go on and on making these up; they are engrained in the way I think, and, unfortunately in my speech. But that’s no excuse. I can learn to stop before I say but. If Helen Keller has not time to ponder over what has been denied her, certainly so do I.