学习啦【英语文摘】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-09-12 09:35:43
The Warmth in Winter冬日的温暖
Winter gives us the opportunity to stay inside and look outside, as we' re not called outdoors to enjoy the warmth and sunshine. Snuggle up in the sofa, put a blanket over you, have a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy the observations on this precious season...
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home.
During the winter I am content, or try to think I am. There is a wonderful joy in leaving behind the noisy city streets and starting out along the white road that leads across the hills. With each breath of the sharp, reviving air one seems to inhale new life. A peace as evident as the sunshine on the fields lakes possession of one' s inner being. The trivial cares are driven away by the first sweep of wind that comes straight from the mountains. The intense silence that broods over the snow-bound land is a conscious blessing from the nature.
Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter: Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.
Dream Will Come True梦想终有成真时
The first day of school our professor introduced a little old lady to us.
"Why are you in college at such a young age? " I asked later. She jokingly replied, I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel."
"No, seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. "I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one one! she told me.
We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave c1ass together and talked nonstop. I was always listening to this"time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to make a speech to our football team. I'll never forget what she taught us. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her note card on the floor. A little embarrassed she simply said, "I'm sorry. This whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed she cleared her throat and began:"We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will tum twenty years old. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly u5uaUy don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
期末的时候，我们邀请罗斯给我们的橄榄球队讲话。我永远都不会忘记她教给我们的东西。就在她要开始进行她事先准备好的演讲时，她把写了要点的卡片摔在了地上。她有点儿尴尬，但只是说：“对不起。这酒可真要命!我没办法再准备好我的讲稿了，就让我把我知道的东西告诉你们吧。”我们笑了起来，她清了清嗓子，开始演讲：“我们并不是因为年老就不再玩耍;我们变老是因为我们不再玩耍。只有四个秘密可以让你保持年轻，快乐，获得成功。你必须每天都开怀大笑，寻找幽默。你必须有一个梦想。失去了梦想，你就会虽生犹死。我们周围有很多人，他们已经‘死了’自己却不知道。成长和长大之间有着巨大的差距。如采你现在 19岁，躺在床上整整一年什么都不做，你也还会变成 20岁。每一个人都会长大，这不需要任何天赋和能力。要不断地在变化中寻找机遇，这样才是成长。不要留有遗憾。老年人通常不会为做过的事遗憾，而是为还没有做过的事情感到遗憾。只有那些有遗憾的人才会怕死。”
At the year's end Rose finished the college degree. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral to honor the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.
Feel the Meaning of Life感情生活的真谛
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them: Work, Family, Health, Friends, Spirit. And you' re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls -family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Don' t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you. Don' t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would cling to your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life. Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us each together. Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.