It’s my honor to be here to share with you my growing pains. I hope you will like it and I also hope you can find gains in your pains.
Whether you admit it or not, everyone has pains. If growing is a sheet of paper, pains are the color that won’t fade away. If growing is a cup of bitter tea, pains are the fragrance.
I also have my own pains.
For example, my spoken English was not standard, but I didn’t realize it at the beginning, until my English teacher asked me to read a text, and all my classmates laughed at me. I really didn’t understand why they laughed at that time.
Later, my good friend told me that my pronunciation was really strange. It was my first time that I had read an English text in front of people, but failed. I felt very ashamed. Then, I didn’t want to speak English in front of anyone. I became reserved.
When my English teacher knew it, he began to correct my pronunciation. With his help and encouragement, I put my heart into reading alphabets, words, phrases and texts. He told me that where there is a will there is a way. Thanks to him, I made great progress. I am very grateful to him, because he has helped me regain my confidence, and let me learn to smile when I face pains.
Pains are a part of lives, a part of growing.
My suggestion is to take a correct attitude towards pains during growing up, and then you will make a clean breast of pains, work out pains and thank pains. And you will enjoy a colorful and fruitful life. No pain, no gain.
That’s all. Thanks for listening.