学习啦【英语美文欣赏】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-30
There is happiness and sorrow. There is the good and the bad; dark and bright spots duanwenw.com .If we can handle adversity, it only strengthens us. We cannot control all the events that happen in our lives, but we can decide how we deal with them.
Richard Blechnyden wanted to promote Indian tea in the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. It was very hot and no one wanted to sample his tea. Blechnyden saw that all the other iced drinks were doing flourishing business. It dawned on him to make his tea into an iced drink, mix in sugar and sell it. He did and people loved it. That was the introduction of iced tea to the world.
When things go wrong ,as they sometimes will, we can react responsibly or resentfully.
Human beings are not like an acorn which has no choice. duanwenw.com An acorn cannot decide whether to become a giant tree or to become food for squirrels. Human beings have choices. If nature gives us a lemon, we have a choice: either cry for grace or make lemonade.
It's just the same with the financial storm. The crisis is like a lemon, now we have a choice: either cry for bitterness or weather the storm with confidence and courage.
I’ve learned ... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I’ve learned ... That being kind is more important than being right.
I’ve learned ... That I can always pray for someone duwanwenw.com when I don’t have the power to help them in some other way.
I’ve learned ... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I’ve learned ... That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular1.
I’ve learned ... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I’ve learned ... That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
I’ve learned ... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I’ve learned ... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I’ve learned ... That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances: when it is requested and when it is needed.
I’ve learned ... That under everyone’s duanwenw.com hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I’ve learned ... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I’ve learned ... That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
I’ve learned ... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I’ve learned ... That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I feel about it.
I’ve learned ... That everyone wants to live on top of a mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
善待自己,做些小改变Be Kind to Yourself for a Change
Doing things differently for a change is as good as a rest. Be kind to yourself, make small changes in your life, and rest in the process:
You may send yourself some flowers, a card, or buy a small inexpensive gift. Or take a long relaxing walk; duanwenw.com reflect on the scenery and environment around you. Bring a CD player to work and softly play classical music in the background while you work on reports, presentations or read the volumes of paperwork you receive each day.
You may start writing in a personal journal; record as many positive thoughts, duanwenw.com actions —whatever is lovely about you. Or restart your hobbies, or get a new haircut or style. Go all out to do something kind and compassionate* for yourself. Respect yourself; forgive yourself. Choose to move forward instead of remaining stuck in the past or replaying a mistake you made over and over again in your mind. The point is: you must plan to do something kind for yourself, and then stick to that plan. Our lives are much too busy these days to let it fall to chance or when you get around to it. Being kind to yourself will ultimately result in your being kind to others.