学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-29
心间Among the Hearts
He took in all the special sights while strolling through the mall; Hearts of every shape and size were hanging on the wall. He smiles and thinks the Christmas things are put away this year; the theme now is a valentine and that day now draws near.
He stands before the candy store amazed at what he sees; duanwenw.com Hearts of every shape and size replaced the Christmas trees. He sees excitement on the faces of the people there; Looking for that special thing for their loved ones to share.
He turns and sees a couple standing， locking arm in arm; In a jeweler’s window pointing to a heart-shaped charm. He watches as the young girl leans to give her man a kiss; He smiles and thinks “ah yes ,young love" can there be more than this?
He sees an older couple now and once again he stops; Peering in the window of one of the mall’s card shops. Maybe in their 40"s or at least he’s sure midlife; With wedding rings so he assumes a husband and a wife.
He sees them looking through the cards and sharing what they say; And to himself he thinks that one time he had shopped that way. He watches as she grabs a card and reads the verse within; Then shows her husband what it says and both begin to grin.
He watches as they both read cards and to each other show; And thinks this simple little thing together makes love grow. If they were married young in life and little things still share; He turns to walk away and thinks， "That’s true love growing there."
It is not their fault. It is your responsibility.
If you are not moving forward, what is stopping you is you. That is very good news, because it means you are in control of your own destiny.
If you continue to blame, complain, and make excuses, you will continue to be disappointed with the way life unfolds. When you are ready to stop all that, when you really do, and when you choose to be responsible for it all, you dramatically change your outlook for the better.
It is difficult and uncomfortable to take full responsibility for your life and your world. duanwenw.com The thing that is even more difficult is to avoid that responsibility, and to live with never-ending regret.
Yes, there are many things that you cannot control, and most of the difficult challenges are not your fault. Even so, if you wish to create real fulfillments, the way to do so is by taking responsibility any way.
This is your life, your opportunity and your universe of beautiful possibilities. Take responsibility for it all, no matter what, and make it into a pleasant experience.
朋友Portrait of a Friend
I cannot give solutions to all of life’s problems, doubts, or fears, but I can listen to you, and together we can seek answers.
I cannot change your past with all its heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories, but I can be there when you need me to care.
I cannot keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may seize it and not fall.
Your joy, success, and happiness are not mine, yet I can share in your laughter and joy.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge. I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.
I cannot give you boundaries which I have determined for you, but I can give you the room to change, the room to grow, and the room to be yourself.
I cannot keep your heart from breaking or hurting, duanwenw.com but I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.
I cannot tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.