A World Full, A Cup Full


“…although the world is full of suffering,

it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

Helen Keller


Helen Keller’s words remind me of something Frederick Buechner said in his essay for Going on Faith: “All the death that ever was, set next to life, would scarcely fill a cup.” It also makes me think of some advice that Fred Rogers left us: When bad things happen, look for the helpers.

So keep your eyes open; be aware of the bad. But don’t drown in that cup.

Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.

Keep moving toward what brings life.

Look for the helpers.

And be one.


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Always, Always Something Sings

With hearts aching for France and all who are touched by trouble, this encouragement to look for light in the darkness:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

Mister Rogers

And from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“[I]n the darkest, meanest things, there always, always something sings.”


Nourish peace, cultivate lovingkindness, and carry the calm.

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Text and photos © 2014 Karyn Henley. All rights reserved.