2020-11-20 英语美文


  As we all know, love is the crux of a happy life.


  Love helps us stay calm and serene even when things are tough.


  It can carry us through the hard times.


  Love looks for ways to be of service.


  Love is enjoying the surprises of life,


  and being totally delighted with what life gives you.


  Love is the key to happiness


  and it is a real blessing to others.


  People who love make the world a kind and gentle place and other people feel safe around them.


  They appreciate differences instead of making them a cause for prejudice or fighting.




  We all, at one time or another, have pretended to be a rock star, singing and dancing along to our favorite song. Most of us have done this in the privacy of our own room when we were kids and as adults, in the privacy of our homes. Me? I love to do that when I drive! I turn on the radio, find a song that I can sing along too and pretty soon my arms are in the air and I am moving along to the rhythm. Most of the time, I do this on my way to work.


  Yes, that is true. I will be in my nice work clothes, jamming while driving or stopped at a traffic light. I get weird looks from some people and others laugh. Personally, I love to get lost in the rhythm of a song which leads me to share with you the importance of being silly!


  The definition for the word silly, according to the dictionary is: stupid, foolish and nonsensical. I know many people do not want to look foolish. So they walk around all serious, which in all honesty, is foolish!


  No one is perfect, I repeat: no one is perfect. I don"t care how educated, how thin, how beautiful, how simple, how frugal, how rich, and so on No one is perfect! So why pretend to be something you are not?

  人无完人,我重申一次:没有人是完美的。我不在乎一个人学识多深,身材多好,外表多美,思想多浅薄,生活多俭朴,多富有,等等 人无完人!那么,为什么要伪装成我们实际上本不是的呢?

  Life is so short You never know when this beautiful journey will be over, so why waste a single second on being so full of rigidity? Here is a quote by Souza, that I think says it all and is a great recipe for life:

  人生何其短暂 你不会知道这美好的征程何时会结束,那么,为什么要浪费一分一秒,让自己变得棱角分明?这里引用索萨的话,我觉得她一语中的,是人生的一大秘方。

  Dance as though no one is watching you,

  Love as though you have never been hurt before,

  Sing as though no one can hear you,

  Live as though heaven is on earth.





  When we were kids, we had no idea of what limitations were and we had no care in the world so we could do things without worrying about how we appeared to others. However, as we grew up, we lost that childlike innocence.


  So don"t lose the child that still lives within you. The next time you feel down, go turn on your favorite song, and sing and dance along like there is no tomorrow. Or watch something that makes you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine to whatever ails you and nothing is better than laughing so hard that your tummy hurts. Trust me, you will feel a whole lot better, and who doesn"t want to feel good?



  俗语云: 子不嫌母丑 ,你小时候有没有过这样的经历,假如是妈妈对你说你哪一点做得不好,你可能会记仇很长很长时间,甚至都不会忘记,而你嫌弃的说自己母亲的缺点后,母亲却很快的就忘记了,因为假如你对母亲的爱是从地球到月亮那么多,母亲的爱却是从地球到月亮再从月亮回到地球还要多,她会原谅你的一切。

  Night after night, she came to tuck me in, even long after my childhood years. Following her longstanding custom, she"d lean down and push my long hair out of the way, then kiss my forehead.


  I don"t remember when it first started annoying me her hands pushing my hair that way. But it did annoy me, for they felt work-worn and rough against my young skin. Finally, one night, I lashed out at her: Don"t do that anymore your hands are too rough! She didn"t say anything in reply. But never again did my mother close out my day with that familiar expression of her love. Lying awake long afterward, my words haunted me. But pride stifled my conscience, and I didn"t tell her I was sorry.

  我不记得从何时起,她拨开我的头发令我非常不耐烦。但的确,我讨厌她长期操劳、粗糙的手摩擦我细嫩的皮肤。最后,一天晚上,我冲她叫: 别再这样了 你的手太粗糙了! 她什么也没说。但妈妈再也没有象这样对我表达她的爱。直到很久以后,我还是常想起我的那些话。但自尊占了上风,我没有告诉她我很后悔。

  Time after time, with the passing years, my thoughts returned to that night. By then I missed my mother"s hands, missed her goodnight kiss upon my forehead. Sometimes the incident seemed very close, sometimes far away. But always it lurked, hauntingly, in the back of my mind.


  Well, the years have passed, and I"m not a little girl anymore. Mom is in her mid-seventies, and those hands I once thought to be so rough are still doing things for me and my family. She"s been our doctor, reaching into a medicine cabinet for the remedy to calm a young girl"s stomach or soothe a boy"s scraped knee. She cooks the best fried chicken in the world gets stains out of blue jeans like I never could and still insists on dishing out ice cream at any hour of the day or night.

  一年年过去,我也不再是一个小女孩,妈妈也有70多岁了。那双我认为很粗糙的手依然为我和我家庭做着事。她是我家的医生,为我女儿在药橱里找胃药或在我儿子擦伤的膝盖上敷药。她能烧出世界上最美味的鸡 将牛仔裤弄干净而我却永远不能 而且可以在任何时候盛出冰激凌。

  Through the years, my mother"s hands have put in countless hours of toil, and most of hers were before automatic washers!


  Now, my own children are grown and gone. Mom no longer has Dad, and on special occasions, I find myself drawn next door to spend the night with her. So it was that late on Thanksgiving Eve, as I drifted into sleep in the bedroom of my youth, a familiar hand hesitantly stole across my face to brush the hair from my forehead. Then a kiss, ever so gently, touched my brow.


  In my memory, for the thousandth time, I recalled the night my surly young voice complained: Don"t do that anymore your hands are too rough! Catching Mom"s hand in hand, I blurted out how sorry I was for that night. I thought she"d remember, as I did. But Mom didn"t know what I was talking about. She had forgotten and forgiven long ago.

  在我的记忆中,无数次,想起那晚我粗暴、年青的声音: 别再这样了 你的手太粗糙了! 抓住妈妈的手,我冲口而出因为那晚,我是多么后悔。我以为她想起来了,象我一样。但妈妈不知道我在说些什么。她已经在很久以前就忘了这事,并早就原谅了我。

  That night, I fell asleep with a new appreciation for my gentle mother and her caring hands. And the guilt I had carried around for so long was nowhere to be found.



  Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, to teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be - your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend, lover or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

  有时,一些人一闯入你的生活你便知道他们本就想这么做,其中有着一定的'目的 或给你一个教训,或帮助你明白你是谁或你要成为谁。你永远也不知道这些人会是谁,是你的舍友、邻居、教授、久违的朋友、爱人,甚或是一个完全的陌生人。当你与他们四目相对,你便知道他们会以某种深远的方式影响你的生活。

  And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity - all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. Safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.


  The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience - they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. Those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones.


  If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.


  Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.


  Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don"t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.


  People are like tea bags - you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are.



  People need homes: children assume their parents" place as home; boarders call school home on weekdays; married couples work together to build new homes; and travelers have no place to call home , at least for a few nights.

  人人都需要家:小孩子把父母的住所当做自己的家;寄宿生在平日把学校称为 家 结了婚的夫妻要共同营造自己的新家;至于旅者呢 至少有几晚他们要住在不能称为 家 的地方!

  So how about people who have to travel for extended periods of time? Don t they have the right to a home? Of course they do.


  Some regular travelers take their own belongings: like bed sheets, pillowcases and family photos to make them feel like home no matter where they are; some stay for long periods in the same hotel and as a result become very familiar with service and attendants; others may simply put some flowers by the hotel window to make things more homely. Furthermore, driving a camping car during one s travels and sleeping in the vehicle at night is just like home -- only mobile!


  And how about maintaining relationships while in transit? Some keep contact with their friends via internet; some send letters and postcards, or even photos; others may just call and say hi, just to let their friends know that they"re still alive and well. People find ways to keep in touch. Making friends on the way helps travelers feel more or less at home. Backpackers in youth hostels may become very good friends, even closer than siblings.


  Nowadays, fewer people are working in their local towns, so how do they develop a sense of belonging? Whenever we step out of our local boundaries, there is always another home waiting to be found. Wherever we are, with just a little bit of effort and imagination, we can make the place we stay home .

  如今,大多数人都是离乡在外工作,那么人们又如何能有归属感呢?一旦我们走出家门,就总有另一个 家 在等着我们去寻找。不论身处何处,只要稍加努力和想像,我们就能把栖身之地营造成一个 家 !










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