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There Are No Such Setbacks that We Could Not Overc

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Our tolerating ability is indeed ① way beyond our imagination ② .

There was a woman in the countryside who got married at the age of 18 and had to escape with her two daughters and a son wherever she could at the age of 26 due to ③ the Japanese army's invasion ④ .

Finally she insisted until the day when all the Japanese armies were kicked out of China. Nonetheless ⑤ , her son died of disease without sufficient medicine and nutrition in those days of hardships.

She teared to her husband and said, "We have a tough destiny, but however tough our lives will be, we should also persist. Though our son has passed away, we can have another. There are no such setbacks ⑥ that we could not overcome."

After giving birth to ⑦ the second son, her husband died of edema⑧, which almost blew her away⑨. But eventually, she recovered. It took her painstaking ⑩ efforts to raise her children up and the life of her family was getting better and better. Two daughters were married and so was his son finally. She said to everyone she met, "Look! What I said is absolutely right. There are no such setbacks that we could not overcome! My life is so happy now!"

Nevertheless, the Heaven seemed to show no affection to her who had undergone a rough life. She got her leg broken accidentally when she was nursing her grandson. Due to her old age that posed a great risk to her operation, she did not receive operation and had to lie in bed all day long. Her children all cried heavily, while she merely said, "Why do you cry? I am still living."

She lived until 86. Before she went to Heaven, she said to her children, "You all should live to your best . There are no such setbacks that we could not overcome!"

We will only get to realize our own iron will and strong tolerating ability after getting stricken heavily. There are no such setbacks that we could not overcome. Only those who have no confidence and courage to overcome setbacks will be defeated at last!

人的承受能力,其实远远超过我们的想象。

有这样一位农村妇女,她18 岁的时候结婚,26 岁赶上日本人侵略中国,在农村进行大扫荡,她不得不带着女儿和儿子东躲西藏。

她终于熬到了把鬼子赶出中国的那一天,可是她的儿子却在那炮火连天的岁月里,由于缺医少药,又极度缺乏营养,因病夭折了。她流着泪对丈夫说:“咱们的命苦啊,不过再苦咱也得过啊,儿子没了,咱再生一个,人生没有过不去的坎。”

刚刚生了儿子,丈夫因患水肿病离开了人世。在这个打击下,她很长时间都没回过神来,但最后还是挺过来了。

她含辛茹苦地把孩子一个个拉扯大了,生活也慢慢好转起来。两个女儿嫁了人,儿子也结了婚。她逢人便乐呵呵地说:“我说吧,没有过不去的坎,现在生活多好啊。”

可是,上苍似乎并不眷顾这位一生坎坷的妇女,她在照看孙子时不小心摔断了腿,由于年纪太大做手术危险,就一直没有做手术,她每天只能躺在床上。儿女们都哭了,她却说:“哭什么,我还活着呢。”

她活到86 岁,临终前,她对自己的儿女们说:“都要好好过啊,没有过不去的坎。”

人总是在遭遇一次重创之后,才会幡然醒悟,重新认识自己的坚强和坚韧。人生没有过不去的坎,只有过不去的人。

① indeed 英 [?n'di?d] 美 [?n'did] adv. 的确;实在;真正地;甚至

eg. He was indeed supported by your remarks. 你的话确实给了他很大的鼓励。

② beyond one's imagination 超越想象 ③ due to adv. 由于;应归于

④ invasion 英 [?n've??(?)n] 美 [?n've?n] n. 入侵,侵略;侵袭;侵犯 ⑤nonetheless 英 [n?ne?'les] 美 ['n?ne?'l?s] adv. 尽管如此,但是

⑥ setbacks setback 的复数形式 setback 英 ['setb?k] 美 ['s?tb?k] n. 挫折;退步;逆流

⑦ give birth to 1. 生( 孩子);产( 仔);生产,生育 2. 引起;产生,造成,使发生

⑧ edema 英 [?'di?m?] 美 [i'dim?] n. [ 病理] 水肿(等于oedema);瘤腺体

⑨ blew blow 的过去式 blow away 使( 希望等) 告吹;击败:[ 美国英语]( 从感情上) 压倒,倾倒,镇住;

eg. All the efforts have been blown away. 整个努力告吹了。

⑩ painstaking 英 ['pe?nzte?k??] 美 ['penztek??] adj. 艰苦的;勤勉的;小心的 n. 辛苦;勤勉

11 raise up 抚育;抚养 12 live to your best 活出完美的自己 13 iron will 钢铁意志,毅力