Dear teachers, please check my writing for errors !Thanks a lot !
The year 2008 at last slipped away. It was indeed an unpleasant year to our nation with a devastating earthquake and a sharp downturn of economy. However, it was a whole new start of my life. It was in this year that I began to think seriously what responsibility I bear as a mother, a teather and a member of the community.
Though I feel relieved that at least , after so many years of being confused about life's meaningfulness, I never end up in crises of any kind, there were moments when I felt so disappointed about life, so anguished about being a mother , a spouse and a teacher that I even got tired of being a living thing.
The most silly and hopeless idea I once had on my mind was why I wasn't prettier , younger , smarter or richer. Being so possessed by the feelings of loss, I wouldn't even look at myself in the mirror just to avoid seeing the small lines on the forehead. And I refused to talk about my husband for fear that he was too common a guy to be mentioned. The only thing I was content and eager to share with others was the loveliness of my little girl.
Then there was the big earthquake on May, 12, 2008, after which I began to feel how lucky I am for just being me. The values I hold for life have changed completely from that day on. Now I realize it is not enough to just keep living in the world and do my duty routinely. I need to be grateful for not only every pleasure I have but also every annoyance I have, which can not be felt by a dead person. Thus , I have actually been living each day as if it were my last day , knowing one doesn't have to be pretty, smart, young or rich to feel happy and lucky.
Thank you , Ronbee for your great help in checking out my mistakes ! I learned a lot !