Soul Surfer

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“Soul Surfer” is a true story that was written by a teenager Bethany Hamilton and coauthors who helped her Sheryl Berk and Rick Bundschuh. Bethany is a teenage surfer, who lives in Kauai, Hawaii. She learnt how to serf since she was a toddler. She lost her arm by shark attack, but she never lost hope to surf again. Her story of fighting the pains and obstacles to get back to the board and water changed the way I see the life. I became more optimistic. Reading her story taught me valuable lessons such as the spiritual girt can create miracles and everything happens to us is the best even if it looks bad.

The first lesson I have learnt is that nothing is impossible as long as we have a strong passion and believe. They say nothing is impossible even the word itself says ‘I'm possible. Logically, it is difficult to keep the balance of the body during surfing. She fought and invented new techniques and special board that suit her needs to do what she always wanted. No one including doctors, family, friends, and surfers could imagine her getting back to the water and compete like she used to before the attack, but her determination to the suffering showed the whole world that body is no more essential to suffering because she has great power of spiritual girt. Her story reminds me of my grandmother. She decided to complete her high school education when she was 54 years old. I can’t deny the fact that all family members underestimated her ability to do so because she almost forgot how to write. She insisted to be home schooled. She made it and not only that, but she also took a course on using Microsoft office. Honestly, it was a surprise for the whole family. She proved that age is not a barrier to do something. In fact, it is never too late as long as she has a strong passion. However, this is not all.

Moreover, the most important lesson is to believe from the…...

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