This I believe
I believe Love that helps me seek the hope in desperation. Thanks to love, you are able to find
something meaningful when you feel disappointed.
Love is the words said by my mother.
For Chinese students, study must come first; only academic courses seem to be the real courses
Which we should attend; any other courses such as PE, choral, orchestra don’t seem to be useful at
all. Sometimes, entering the universities seems to be the only way to survive in the complicated
and dog-eat-dog society. I can’t deny it; more or less I have to agree to it. However, at least, I
wanted to do something I like such as play basketball, table tennis and badminton, especially my
lovely violin! Without doing them life would seem to be meaningless. But my teachers always
repeated ‘Don’t do such things, it’s a waste of time, it can’t be good for your study’ I felt
disappointed and confused. It was like a heavy stone which pressed on my mind and I wanted to
move it away.
I meant not to tell the disappointing thing to my mum, because I didn’t want to let her worry
about me. However, she’s my mother! She knows my feelings. She sat silently in front me and
said gently to me “What’s the matter, dear? Do you have some problems with the study? Can I
share the unhappiness with you? Perhaps mum can give some suggestions to you.” I looked into
my mother’s eyes which contained love and care, her kindly face was like the soft wind appeasing
I explained to her what made me upset, she listened carefully, nodding, frowning at the same time.
Then she smiled and said “Come on, my boy. You can overcome it, I have faith in you.”“Have you
thought about combining study with the things which you prefer to? What the teacher said
couldn’t always be true. You can play the violin to relax yourself when you feel tired of studying;
You can do some sports if you don’t feel well with your eyes. I think you can do them well
together! Don’t worry about your teacher, mom can explain something to him for you .” She
continued. She just said some simple sentences, not many words, but they had much
encouragement and influence! I did as my mom said. I really did study well while playing my
violin and doing sports happily. I appreciated my mom’s words, that was her love, which helped
me find the new way to make life meaningful. Thanks to my mom’s words. I really had struggled
to my feet!
What has endless energy to help me find the hope in the desperation and who gave it? The answer
is absolutely–The love, my mother’s love. I believe in love.