She didn't expect to find a handwritten note. Stuck to a food box, it was undoubtedly her mother's handwriting. It read, "Cheer up, my dear. You are always my pride. Have your breakfast, and you will be full of energy! Yours, Mum." With her eyes saturated with tears, Lucy summoned her confidence and was no longer anxious. Feeling hungry, she took out the food box.
She saw her soccer uniform and realized she had grabbed the wrong bag. It happened all of a sudden, and Lucy felt at a loss. She was so frustrated that she was about to give up but her mother's note inspired her. "I shouldn't be a coward and disappoint my coach. There will always be a solution," she thought. Right at that time, a girl came to the locker room, and Lucy asked her if she could borrow her swimming suit. "Hmm... I'm in the third round. There should be enough time left. OK, but please return in time." Lucy appreciated her kindness and quickly changed her clothes. She now realized that what mattered most was not the result but the process of the competition and how much care she had received.
She didn’t expect to find a handwritten note. “What’s this?” she asked. The note read: “Dear Lucy, don’t worry about the competition. Just enjoy it.” Seeing the handwriting, she realized that the note was from her mother and was deeply moved. “Trust yourself, Lucy,” she said to herself. “You have practiced a lot. And you just need to do your best.” Just then, her coach came in the locker room to urge her to hurry up. “Wait a minute!” replied Lucy. While going to get her swimsuit, she was struck dumb with surprise.
She saw her soccer uniform and realized she had grabbed the wrong bag. “But the note...” She saw the date written on the opposite side of the note and realized that the note was written for the soccer competition last time. Without the swimsuit, she couldn’t attend the competition. She became very frantic. Just then, the door of the locker room opened. It was her mom with her swimsuit in her hand! Lucy appreciated her mom at times like these. She put the swimsuit on quickly and went to the swimming pool. She tried her best and managed to win first prize. Afterward, Lucy hugged her mom and said, “I won’t be anxious about competitions any more. I will just do my best to enjoy them!”