Just because life sucks doesn’t mean we have to stop smiling or thinking anything is good or possible.
Life is hard and challenging. Just man up and move on.
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I realised that my own mother has double standards. She wouldn’t let me play soccer when I was in high school, because my soccer fees totalled $100 and I was losing concentration in my faith (apparently). She told me, “You think you’re some kind of princess?”
So since I couldn’t do sport at high school, I couldn’t get the All-Rounder Student Award.
Yet my mother lets my little sister play soccer at high school. Heck, she even watched her games!
In my own soccer games, NONE of my parents ever came to watch me. No parents came to cheer for me, to look at me and think, “There goes my girl!” and to tell me ”I’m so proud of you, well done” after my game.
But my little sister and brother get everything. And my parents are so proud of them for what they do, for getting the All-Rounder Student Award.
My mother maliciously destroyed my dream. I can never get that award in my whole life. You understand what I mean?
It really hurts. I will never forget this.
So…I was crying today because my mother got angry at me for questioning her about this.
I won’t get into the details, but she slapped me and shouted at me and told me not to question her.
I don’t know, she confuses me. What kind of mother is she?! Double standards for sure!
I’m so confused and anxious. But I know one thing for sure.
That is, if I ever became a mother, I would let my child pursue his or her dream.
My mother told me, “Let your little sister follow her dream to get the All-Rounder Award!” What about me, mom? Did you let me follow my dream, which was that particular dream?
I don’t ever want my children to go through what I went through, and what I’m still going through.
Still, I did my best to stop my tears from rolling down continuously on my cheeks.
I played The Glad Game.
So mom, if you ever see this, I want you to know that I’m still glad and cheerful because:
1. I don’t want people like you to bring me down anymore, no matter what. You don’t own my dreams, and you have no access to them, after what you did to one of my big dreams!
2. I’m still alive and healthy. I have a BUCKET LIST of 300 items to revise and fulfill. I am determined to complete my goals!
3. I’m smiling now because you actually showed me what a true good mother SHOULDN’T do, and that is hurt her child by destroying her dreams. Thanks for your bad example. I WON’T follow it. I will never follow your double standards. I will never be unfair and mean and cruel.
4. I got Dux/Valedictorian. You know, I think God gave me this BIG award because of all the suffering I went through. Thanks God! I was so happy, because God showed me that no matter what, I was still His little intelligent, diligent, cheerful and brave daughter. I love You GOD!!
I hope you, dear tumblr friend, follow your dreams, and that nothings stands in the way to your happiness.
Thanks for reading my story.
Just be Glad. Hope is Real.
We’re just a group of anonymous people with aliases trying to make the lives of people much better. It’s our way of brightening up a world full of emotional pollution.
Feeling low? Look, life has its ups and downs, so take them all and face them. You can’t be happy without knowing sadness, right? At least you’re still alive! The mere thought of living is gladdening itself!
Take care guys, cheer up, just be glad.
Let’s play The Glad Game