A girl’s smile 女孩的微笑
About ten years ago when I was an undergraduate in college, I was working as an intern at my University's Museum of Natural History. One day while working at the cash register in the gift shop, I saw an elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair.
As I looked closer at this girl, I saw that she was kind of perched on her chair. I then realized she had no arms or legs, just a head, neck and torso. She was wearing a little white dress with red polka dots.
As the couple wheeled her up to me I was looking down at the register. I turned my head toward the girl and gave her a wink. As I took the money from her grandparents, I looked back at the girl, who was giving me the cutest, largest smile I have ever seen.
All of a sudden her handicap was gone and all I saw was this beautiful girl, whose smile just melted me and almost instantly gave me a completely new sense of what life is all about. She took me from a poor, unhappy college student and brought me into her world; a world of smiles, love and warmth.
That was ten years ago. I'm a successful business person now and whenever I get down and think about the troubles of the world, I think about that little girl and the remarkable lesson about life that she taught me.
Love in a Paper Bag
It was Molly’s job to hand her father his brown paper lunch bag each morning before he headed off to work.
One morning, in addition to his usual lunch bag, Molly handed him a second paper bag.
This one was worn and held together with staples, and paper clips.
“Why two bags?” her father asked.
“The other is something else,” Molly answered.
“What’s in it?”
“Just some stuff. Take it with you.”
Not wanting to discuss the matter, he stuffed both sacks into his briefcase, kissed Molly and rushed off.
At midday he opened Molly’s bag and took out the contents:
two hair ribbons, three small stones, a plastic dinosaur, a tiny sea shell, a small doll, and 13 pennies...
The busy father smiled, finished eating, and swept the desk clean into the wastebasket, Molly’s stuff included.
That evening, Molly ran up behind him as he read the paper.
“Where’s my bag?”
“The one I gave you this morning.”
“I left it at the office. Why?”
“I forgot to put this note in it,” she said.
“And, besides, Daddy, the things in the sack are the things I really like — I thought you might like to play with them.
You didn’t lose the bag, did you, Daddy?”
“Oh, no,” he said, lying. “I just forgot to bring it home. I’ll bring it tomorrow.”
While Molly hugged her father’s neck, he unfolded the note that read: “I love you, Daddy.”
Molly had given him her treasures — all that a 7-year-old held dear.
Love in a paper bag, and he missed it — not only missed it, but had thrown it in the wastebasket.
So back he went to the office. Just ahead of the night janitor, he picked up the wastebasket.
He put the treasures inside and carried it home gingerly.
The bag didn’t look so good, but the stuff was all there and that’s what counted.
After dinner, he asked Molly to tell him about the stuff in the sack.
It took a long time to tell. Everything had a story or a memory.
“Sometimes I think of all the marvelous times in this sweet life,” he mused.
We should all remember that it’s not the destination that counts in life, but the JOURNEY.
That journey with the people we love is all that really matters.
It is such a simple truth but it is so easily forgotten.
爱不是占有Love is not possessive
Love is not possessive.As you like the moon but it's impossible to bring the moon down and keep it. But the moonlight will still shine into your room. In thesame way, you canposses the person you love in a different manner. Let the one you love remails in your memory always.
You can't say why when you truly love someone. You oly know at any moment, in good mood or bad, you just want this person by your side; True love is when two people are able towithstand the worst times, yet not demanding anything from each other. After all, love requires one to give, and not just receiving.
If you really love someone, you need to love who he is--love his good, and his bad. Love his strengths and his weaknesses. Never wish that he'll change to become the person you want him to be because you love him.
爱不是占有，就像您喜欢月亮但她是不可能摘下的和保留它的。但月光将发光进入您的屋子。用同样的方式, 您能占有这个人用您另外的方式.让那个您的爱总寄在您的记忆中。 您不能说出为什么当您真实地爱上某人。您仅仅随时知道, 在好心情或坏心情的时候, 您想要这个人由您的身边; 真实的爱是二个人是能甘苦与共，在最坏的处境下, 不强求对方为你做任何事情。终究, 爱要求一方的, 和一方的接受。 如果您真正地爱某人, 您需要爱的是谁是他-- 爱他的好, 和他的坏。爱他的力量和他的弱点。从不希望他有改变成适合人您想要的他仅仅是因为您爱他。