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A teacher’s story 導師的叮嚀 background music: beautiful world
I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband unexpectedly died suddenly of a heart attack. 多年前我在中學時遇到一位導師 , 她的丈夫突然死於心臟病 .
About a week after his death, she shared some of her insights with a classroom of students. As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. 一周後她與全班同學分享了一些感悟 . 此刻黃昏的陽光透入教室窗內 , 而課程 已近尾聲 , 她把一些雜物挪向課桌邊後坐上了桌 .
With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, "Before class is over, I would like to share with all of you a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important. Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day." 臉上映著一抹慈祥 , 她停頓一下後說 , " 在下課前 , 我要與你們分享與課業無關 , 但 我覺得很重要的想法 . 我們每一個人來到世上學習 , 分享 , 關愛 , 欣賞以及幫助他人 . 沒人知道如此美妙的經驗何時會結束 . 它可能隨時被取走 . 也許這就是神的旨意 告知我們要善用每一天 .
Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, “So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn‘t have to be something you see. It could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are ”the stuff“ of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted. We must make it important to notice them, for at any time... it can all be taken away.”
濕潤了雙眼 , 她繼續說著 , “ 我要你們答應我一件事 . 從 今天起到校途中 , 或回家路上 , 找些美麗的事物來關注 . 未必是眼睛看得到的 . 可能是某家飄來剛烘焙出麵包的香味 , 或是微風輕撫樹葉簌簌作響的聲音 , 抑或是晨曦捕捉到輕 巧落地的一片秋葉的進程 . 要尋覓並珍惜這些事物 . 也許 對某些人微不足道 , 但這些事物就是生活的要素 . 這些是 我們來到世上所享有的 , 卻視為理所當然的小小事物 . 關 注這些要當作大事 , 因為 ... 它隨時都會被取走 ."
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook. 課堂上一片寂靜 . 我們收拾書本後默默地魚貫而出 . 那天下午 , 從學校返家途中我 注意到的東西比整學期還多 . 我不時的想起導師以及回想她給我們起的作用 , 我盡可能 欣賞有時我們都會忽略的一切事物 .
Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.
今天午餐時刻關注一些特別的東西吧 . 赤著雙腳吧 . 或在落日時刻走在沙灘上吧 . 今晚返家途中停下來買份雙球冰淇淋吧 . 當我們垂垂老矣 , 我們後悔的不是我們做了甚 麼 , 而是我們沒做甚麼 .
If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and go on with your life! Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
如你喜歡這篇文章 , 就傳給一位朋友吧 , 否則就刪了它 , 繼續過你的生活 . 生命並 不是以我們呼吸的次數 , 而是以屏息的時刻 , 來衡量的 .
Beautiful World - by Connie Talbot ( 小康妮 ) I wish I knew Why the clouds above are so beautiful And I wish that I knew Why they create pictures for me and you It's a miracle for us to share White and grey patterns up in the air I could daydream and look at the sky Forever Refrain: Can't you see that it's a beautiful world Come with me, I'll show you Open your eyes and see the beauty around Take my hand and I'll lead you It's so wonderful, so magical Just the other day I saw an angel and a polar bear Playing games in the sky I saw a king sit in a great big chair If you look at the clouds everyway Then they tell us a story each day And they don't make a sound but they'll share Together (Refrain) It's so wonderful, so magical. Beautiful, Beautiful Beautiful World (Refrain) It's so wonderful, so magical. It's a beautiful world.
Edited by Eric Liu 2013/07/06 The End