Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller
Helen is pointing out that, yes, in the world there is so much suffering! Yet in the face of all that, there are all the little glimmers of hope that people are kindling inside their hearts. They know we can overcome this suffering.
For example, world hunger. It affects so many people. However all across the country on world hunger day, students gave money to feed people for a little bit of time. All those offerings amounted to a lot. Imagine how long that's going to feed how many people!
I can help overcome suffering by volunteering at a soup kitchen, or by smiling at a homeless person. Everyone's small acts of kindness add up to so much more.