many years ago i was on a bicycle trip through some exceedingly picturesque countryside. suddenly, dark clouds piled up overhead and rain began to fall, but strange to relate, several hundred yards ahead of me the sun shone brilliantly. pedaling, however, as rapidly as i could, i found it impossible to get into the clear. the clouds with their rain kept advancing faster than i could race forward. i continued this unequal contest for an exhausting half hour, before realizing that i could not win my way to the bright area ahead of me.
then it dawned upon me that i was wasting my strength in unimportant hurry, while paying no attention whatsoever to the landscape for the sake of which i was making the trip. the storm could not last forever and the discomfort was not unendurable. indeed, there was much to look at which might otherwise have escaped me. as i gazed about with sharpened appreciation, i saw colors and lines and contours that would have appeared differently under brilliant light. the rain mists which now crowned the wooded hills and the fresh clearness of the different greens were entrancing. my annoyance at the rain was gone and my eagerness to escape it vanished. it had provided me with a new view and helped me understand that the sources of beauty and satisfaction may be found close at hand within the range of one's own sensibilities.
it made me think, then and later, about other matters to which this incident was related. it helped me realize that there is no sense in my attempting ever to flee from circumstances and conditions which cannot be avoided but which i might bravely meet and frequently mend and often turn to good account. i know that half the battle is won if i can face trouble with courage, disappointment with spirit, and triumph with humility. it has become ever clearer to me that danger is far from disaster, that defeat may be the forerunner of final victory, and that, in the last analysis, all achievement is perilously fragile unless based on enduring principles of moral conduct.
i have learned that trying to find a carefree world somewhere far off involves me in an endless chase in the course of which the opportunity for happiness and the happiness of attainment are all too i often lost in the chase itself. it has become apparent to me that i cannot wipe out the pains of existence by denying them, blaming them largely or completely on others, or running away from them.
the elements of weakness which mark every person cannot absolve me from the burdens and blessings of responsibility for myself and to others. i can magnify but never lessen my problems by ignoring, evading or exorcising them. i believe that my perplexities and difficulties can be considerably resolved, if not completely overcome, by my own attitudes and actions. i am convinced that there can be no guarantee of my happiness except that i help evoke and enhance it by the work of my hands and the dictates of my heart and the direction of my striving. i believe that deep faith in god is necessary to keep me and hold mankind uncowed and confident under the vagaries and ordeals of mortal experience, and particularly so in this period of revolutionary storm and travail. if my values receive their sanction and strength from relationship to divine law and acceptance of its ethical imperatives, then nothing can really harm me. "the lord is my shepherd; i shall not want."
life has its ups and downs,its peaks and its one is up all the time,nor are they down all the time.the tough people who survive the tough times do so because they've chosen to react positively to the time never last,but tough people people stick it out.history teaches us that every problem has a problem is permanent.storms always give way to the sun.
winter always thaws into spingtime.your problem will be solved.
身体最重要的部分 the most important body part
my mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body. through the years i would guess at what i thought was the correct answer.
when i was younger, i thought sound was very important to us as humans, so i said, "my ears, mommy."
she said, "no. many people are deaf. but you keep thinking about it and i will ask you again soon."
several years passed before she asked me again. since making my first attempt, i had contemplated the correct answer. so this time i told her, "mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes."
she looked at me and told me, "you are learning fast, but the answer is not correct because there are many people who are blind."
over the years, mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, "no, but
you are getting smarter every year, my child."
then last year, my grandpa died. everybody was hurt. everybody was crying. my mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to grandpa. she asked me, "do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?"
i was shocked when she asked me this now. i always thought this was a game between her and me. she saw the confusion on my face and told me, "this question is very important. it shows that you have really lived your life." i saw her eyes well up with tears. she said, "my dear, the most important body part is your shoulder."
i asked, "is it because it holds up your head?"
she replied, "no, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or loved one when they cry. everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life, my dear. i only hope that you have enough love and friends that you will have a shoulder to cry on when you need it."
then and there i knew the most important body part is not a selfish one. it is sympathetic to the pain of others.
youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity , of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease . this often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty ,nobody grows old merely by a number of years . we grow old by deserting our ideals . years may wrinkle the skin , but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. worry fear self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
青春意味着战胜懦弱的那股大丈夫气概和摒弃安逸的那种冒险精神。往往一个60岁的老者比20岁的青年更多一点这种劲头。人老不仅仅是岁月流逝所致。更主要的是不思进取的结果。 光阴可以在颜面上留下印记， 而热情之火的熄灭则在心灵上刻下皱纹，烦恼、恐惧、缺乏自信会扭曲人的灵魂。并将青春化为灰烬
your life can be enhanced, and your happiness enriched, when you choose to change your perspective. don't leave your future to chance, or wait for things to get better mysteriously on their own. you must go in the direction of your hopes and aspirations. begin to build your confidence, and work through problems rather than avoid them. remember that power is not necessarily control over situations, but the ability to deal with whatever comes your way.
life is hard. we should not give up hope. by the time we have given up, we are finished. chances are always there. we have to grab every single opportunity...to help, to love and to serve. to live our life happier, full of joy, we have to set our goal and even dream big. if we choose the shortest path in life, we will never learn. to be or not to be, we have to be somebody. the fastest way to gain love is to love others first! do not hide your talent, your knowledge and your beautiful heart. go for your dream and live for it.
that must be the story of innumerable couples,and the pattern of lifeof life it offers has a homely grace.it reminds you of a placid rivulet,meandering smoohtly through green pastures and shaded by pleasant trees,till at last it falls into the vasty sea;but the sea is so calm,so silent,so infifferent,that you are troubled suddently by a vague uneasiness.perhaps it is only by a kink in my nature,strong in me even in those days,that i felt in such an existence,the share of the great majority,something amiss.i recognized its social value.i saw its ordered happiness,but a fever in my blood asked for a wilder course.there seemed to me something alarming in such easy delights.in my heart was desire to live more dangerously.i was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous,shoals it i could only have change-change and the exicitement of unforeseen.
however mean your life is,meet it and live it ;do not shun it and call it hard names.it is not so bad as you are.it looks poorest when you are richest.the fault-finder will find faults in paradise.love your life,poor as it is.you may perhaps have some pleasant,thrilling,glorious hourss,even in a poor-house.the setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode;the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.i do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there,and have as cheering thoughts,as in a palace.the town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.may be they are simply great enough to receive without think that they are above being supported by the town;but it often happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means.which should be more disreputable.cultivate poverty like a garden herb,like sage.do not trouble yourself much to get new things,whether clothes or friends,turn the old,return to them.things do not change;we change.sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
the past is gone and static. nothing we can do will change it. the future is before us and dynamic. everything we do will affect it. each day brings with it new frontiers, in our homes and in our business, if we only recognize them. we are just at the beginning of the progress in every field of human endeavor. 往昔已逝，静如止水；我们无法再作改变。而前方的未来正生机勃勃；我们所做的每一件事都将会影响着它。只要我们认识到这些，无论是在家中还是在工作上，每天我们的面前都会展现出新的天地。在人类致力开拓的每一片领域上，我们正站在进步的起跑点。
an individual human existence should be like a river c small at first , narrowly contained within its banks , and rushing passionately past boulders and over waterfalls,. gradually the river grows wider , the banks recede , the waters flow more quietly , and in the end , without any visible break. they become merged in the sea , and painlessly lose their individual being .
he and she belongs to childhood, each with a similar frequency of breathing.
over time, the marriage will be a dull and depressed. she knew that he and considerate, a good heart that he may still not satisfied, she asked him, how can you taste that did not, he embarrassed smile, how fun to be there?
later, she wanted to leave him. he asked, why? she said that i hate living this kind of stagnant water. he said, then let god to decide, if it rains tonight, that is, god with us. that night, she just , i heard the voice of rain hit the window, she was astonished, really rain? she walked up the window, the glass is water, looked at the night sky is starry sky!
she climbed on the roof, god! he is upstairs spoonful spoonful of watered down. she was a move, he gently hold from behind
marriage is a little taste of it like an oasis in the desert, let us hope of eye fatigue and the united states, due to the “left” and “right hand” a fresh feeling.
growth is happy, because someone growth of relaxed and happy; because someone grow carefree; someone because of happy and happy growth. and because of growing step by step closer to my dreams and be happy.
i always have a big not distant dream, that is to become a photographer. this dream is derived from a program on tv, that program recorded the working process of different photographers - war reporter through the smoke fire, record the cruelty of war; entertainment reporters crowded into the crowd, for many fans to provide a large star cafe many gossip; news reporters in the great hall of the people, to record the president, the representatives of the wonderful speech; to the reporters who specialise in nature photography is risking the danger of various natural disasters and passive plant damage record the dribs and drabs of nature. i was then think photographer is a small but indispensable role, wish with all my heart to become a photographer.
when elementary school, the father bought one of the most simple camera, i often excited and curious to play with it. every weekend, i have time to go to the park to take photos, at the expense of the break time to write my homework, just for saturday and sunday can be carefree for photography.
after secondary school, my photography has some increase, also joined the school photography club. every corporate practice of photography, the spring and autumn period and the swimming, sports, art festival, science festival activities such as i will not waste, will be for each photography earnestly. one day, i suddenly in my subscription to a magazine to see a familiar pictures, that is a picture of me! i'm boiling inside. the magazine my photo! i dream a step closer! a whole afternoon, i immersed in happiness and excitement, but i didn't so proud and complacent, because i this result for the dream to become a photographer is only a small step forward, become a photographer's dream is still a long way from me.
i grew up is happy, because i have a dream, because i step by step closer to my dream. dream is like a "lift" shortcut "skyscraper"， grow up just like that can't see the top of the ladder, although it is impossible to expect success, but step by step on the top floor. is the happiness, isn't it?
my name is zheng hao. i am 9 years old. i am a little girl. i am about 1 and 4 meters tall. i was fat, and in the big round face, with big eyes like two grapes, my nose was flat and my mouth was small.
my character is: considerate caring, generous, perfectionism, rich imagination, gentle personality is sometimes very lively, with super capacity, sensitive love fantasy, not too confident, not much sorrow but compassion, half-hearted, not rejected, thought is very complex. but these are my classmates' comments on me. i think the biggest problem is i love half-hearted, take the math test last time, for instance: i was the score of 100 points, is because of my carelessness, half-hearted, wrong so a trail, button up my 1 minute, there were only 99 points, but i still care, i thought: anyway, i don't like 2 grade * 89 points, to go, i still progress 10 points!
this is me. do you think i'm cute?