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My Lifelong Dream Ruined in a Moment

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I woke up from the warm sunlight rays. I looked outside through the window – it was one of those mornings, in which the air is fresh, not too hot, neither too cold. Suddenly I shuddered – a thought ran through my mind, which made me smile immediately – today I should go to incredible Mediterranean cruise. It was my dream since I was a little child and when finally one evening my father made a gift to me and my mother – two tickets for 10 days cruise from Venice to Monte Carlo I was feeling like on the top of the world.
Everything was planned – my mother had to arrive around 4pm in the town, where I was studying in university. Then, we would take a cab and go to the port. I had packed my luggage two days ago and I was already very impatient. I got up, took a shower, dressed up with a beautiful blue and white striped dress, a lovely bracelet and necklace with numerous small shells and the only thing left was my mother’s arrival.
It was already passing 1.30pm and the intervals between the tick tocks of the clock seemed unusually long to me. Suddenly my phone rang, I answered immediately and I heard my mother crying. I asked her what’s going on and she answered with a trembling voice: “I know this trip means a lot to you but probably we won’t make it…”. “We won’t make it ... We won’t ... “. Her words like shoot trough my brain and remained resound. I don’t know how much time I couldn’t make a sound – the combination of the upset voice of my mother, which shocked me, because I’ve never heard her sounding like this, and the tought that my dream is on its way about to crash in front of me, a few hours before it goes true, made my legs shaking, my mind clouded and it felt like I lost my ability to talk.
“Are you okay?” – I finally m...

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...ining – I couldn’t understand this idiom till then. I thought the bad thing can’t be good. I thought bad and good are two completely different things. But they aren’t. Maybe sometimes something bad should happen, because that’s the way it is. But we shouldn’t be upset about it – contrariwise. I believe that in life there is fate and it is determined for everyone. On this day it chose to rescue us, to let us live in this world in its own way. We can’t complain. We can’t refuse it. This event changed my thinking about life in general and made me feel blessed for it. It was like a lesson from life, which made me from “rather pessimist” to a complete optimist. I think that now this is one of my best qualities and it helps me in very hard situations. Because when we undergo some kind of disappointments, they shouldn’t ruin us, contrariwise – they should make us stronger.
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