Courageous writer Anne Frank (1929-1945) was 13 when she started pouring her heart out to her diary named Kitty.
"Paper has more patience than people," she wrote. For two years, she and her family hid in a cramped "secret" office annex in Amsterdam from Hitler's Nazis while Dutch friends smuggled them food.
"I don't think of all the misery," she wrote about the experience, "but of all the beauty that still remains."
With honesty and insight, she was able to find optimism amid the isolation and horrors of her life in hiding. To cope with the misery around her, she maintained a positive look at life and held on to the Good News--the indelible spiritual magic--that always radiates inside each of us.
"In spite of everything," she wrote a month before her hiding place was discovered. "I still believe that people are really good at heart."
Her diary, translated into 58 languages and read by millions since its 1947 publication, is a legacy and tribute to the strength of the human spirit. Her heart glows eternal through her words of radiant hope.
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