不怕水的超級神力 The Superpower to Conquer My Aqua-phobia

我一直到高中才學會游泳。更小的時候學游泳時,在水池裡踩不到底的陰影讓我根本不想下水。直到高中的體育課因為規定學生一定要下水游泳,再怎麼不願意的我也只好硬著頭皮下水。但是我無論如何,一定都要抱著浮板。明明水池也才140公分深而已。

沒想到,老師規定我們要學會的是仰式。媽呀!老師要我們背後直接往水面這樣躺下的那個瞬間,我真的是嚇死了,我根本就沒辦法放鬆自己的筋骨!但是我也不曉得,腦海裡是從哪裡來的一個念頭,激勵我自己放心試試看,反正無論如何,我就算失敗了,也不會溺水,那為什麼不放寬心試試看呢?接著我就開始鼓勵自己說,水不可怕,放鬆躺下去就好,然後漸漸地,我就克服了這個恐懼,也隨著每一次的練習,我竟然開始期待游泳課了!因為我漸漸地不再怕水,最後也成功學會仰式,而且再也不需要浮板了!

學會仰式這件事根本沒什麼大不了的,但是克服對水的恐懼,讓我覺得自己超棒!

I didn’t learn to swim until I was in high school. I did try to learn how to swim when I was younger, but the fear of being unable to step on the bottom in the pool made me not want to go into the water at all. It was until one semester in high school, the physical education class required students to swim, I had no choice but to bite the bullet and get into the water no matter how unwilling I was. And you would never see me in the water without the floating board, even though the pool was only 140 cm deep.

Unexpectedly, the teacher demanded us to learn backstroke. Good grief! The moment the teacher asked us to lie on our back in the water, I was really scared to death. I couldn’t relax my muscles and bones at all! But I didn’t know where the thought came from in my mind. It inspired me to try it at ease. No matter what, even if I fail, I wouldn’t drown. Why didn’t I just try to relax? Then I started to encourage myself to feel that the water is not horrible, just relax and lie down. Gradually, I overcame this fear, and with every practice, I started to look forward to swimming lessons! Because I gradually tackled the fear, and finally successfully learned how to do backstroke, and no longer need a floating board!

Being able to do a backstroke is not a big deal to some people, but the way I conquer my fear made me feel so awesome!

My cat’s shining moment

Once, many years ago, my mom’s cat was very ill. Being the runt of the litter of an overbred cat, he had problems with diverticulum and would probably die within a few months. But he and my mom held on, she even sneaked him into a hospital meant for humans! Turkey kept on pushing on as well, after five surgeries he was still alive! Eventually, after a final fifth surgery that closed the cavity inside of his esophagus, he got better.

I volunteer my mom.

My husband had died several years before, when my son was 13. I tried to finish raising the five kids well, and in the spirit of a good family. I unexpectedly received a huge affirmation one day, when my son, now independent and living in an apartment not far from me, called me with a request.
He said, “Mom, there’s this really nice lady who lives here, and is having a lot of problems. She will be evicted tomorrow, and has nowhere to go for two days. I told her, without asking you, ‘I know my mom will have you at her home’ “

Of course, I took her in…. but my kindness to her is not the story. I felt so proud of my son – to see his sense of care for another in distress. And I also felt amazingly praised by my son – knowing he could offer my help, knowing I would want to give to someone in need. He knew, without question, that this was one of our family values, one that he fully believed I would support.
Over time, this lady became one of my closest friends, even though we were many years and lifestyles apart. Because of his empathy, my son gave me a beautiful friend for life.

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There was one time when I showed both resilience and communication. At school, I was very hungry and I accidentally grabbed an 8th grader’s lunch. The teacher there was really ticked and told me off about keeping my hands to myself. On normal occasions, I would have snapped “I didn’t know! It’s not like his name is written all over it!” If I snapped at the teacher, I probably would have gotten in trouble… But, instead, I said: “Sorry, it won’t happen again.” Instead of blowing up and using poor communication, I diffused the situation.

我一直到高中才學會游泳。更小的時候學游泳時,在水池裡踩不到底的陰影讓我根本不想下水。直到高中的體育課因為規定學生一定要下水游泳,再怎麼不願意的我也只好硬著頭皮下水。但是我無論如何,一定都要抱著浮板。明明水池也才140公分深而已。

沒想到,老師規定我們要學會的是仰式。媽呀!老師要我們背後直接往水面這樣躺下的那個瞬間,我真的是嚇死了,我根本就沒辦法放鬆自己的筋骨!但是我也不曉得,腦海裡是從哪裡來的一個念頭,激勵我自己放心試試看,反正無論如何,我就算失敗了,也不會溺水,那為什麼不放寬心試試看呢?接著我就開始鼓勵自己說,水不可怕,放鬆躺下去就好,然後漸漸地,我就克服了這個恐懼,也隨著每一次的練習,我竟然開始期待游泳課了!因為我漸漸地不再怕水,最後也成功學會仰式,而且再也不需要浮板了!

學會仰式這件事根本沒什麼大不了的,但是克服對水的恐懼,讓我覺得自己超棒!