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將每天都視為一個禮物 Each Day Is a Gift

作者: admin來源: 網絡文章 時間: 2020-07-19

 

This story is about a 92-year-old, well-poised and proud lady.

這個故事講的是一位92歲高齡、自信而又驕傲的女士。

She is fully dressed each morning by eight, with her hair fashionably done and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is totally blind.

每天早上八點,她都穿戴整齊,發型十分時尚,妝容也很完美,盡管她完全失明了。

She is moving to a nursing home today.

她今天要搬到養老院去。

Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

一同走過70個歲月的丈夫最近去世了,搬到養老院是必然之舉。

After many hours of waiting patiently in the hall of the nursing home, she moved to the elevator.

在養老院的大廳里耐心地等了好幾個小時后,她來到了電梯前。

I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets hung on her window.

我對她的小房間進行了一番視覺描述,包括掛在窗戶上的孔眼布。

“I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old girl having just been presented with a new puppy.

“我很喜歡。” 她熱情洋溢地說,就像一個8歲的小女孩剛剛得到一只小狗一樣。

“Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room yet. Just wait.”

“瓊斯太太,你還沒有看到那個房間呢,先別急著下結論。”

“That doesn't have anything to do with it,” she replied.

“那和我喜不喜歡這個房間沒有關系。” 她回答。

“Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.

“幸福是你事先就決定的事情。”

Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged, it's a decision I make every morning when I wake up.”

“我是否喜歡我的房間并不取決于家具的擺放方式,而是我每天早上醒來時所做的決定。”

“I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.

“我可以做出選擇:我可以花一整天的時間躺在床上,細數身體的不便帶來的困難;或者從床上起來,感激身體的某些部位還能活動自如。”

Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away, just for this time in my life.

“每一天都是一個禮物,只要我睜開眼睛,我就會專注于嶄新的一天,專注于我珍藏的所有幸福記憶,就只為了生命中的這一刻。”

Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you've put in.

“老年就像一個銀行賬戶,你要把存入的東西取出來。”

So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories.

“所以,我給你的建議就是,在回憶這一銀行賬戶里存入大量的幸福。”

Thank you for your part in filling my memory bank. I am still depositing.”

“謝謝你為我的回憶賬戶添磚加瓦。我還在存入幸福的記憶。”

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