2011年9月9日 星期五

人生教我的45堂課

 
45 lessons in life 人生教我的45堂课
作者:Regina Brett,90歲 美國俄亥俄州,克里夫蘭,Plain Dealer城

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
人生是不公平,但還是好得很

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
懷疑的時候,朝著未來踏出一小步

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
人生太短,短到來不及浪費時間去恨任何人

4. Your job won‘t take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
生​病​的​時​候​,​你​的​工​作​不​會​照​顧​你​;
​你​的​朋​友​和​父​母​會,​與​他​們​保​持​聯​繫​​。​

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
每個月付清你的信用卡

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
你不需要每一次都吵赢,同意你不同意的​​

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
找人一起哭,比獨自啜泣更加療癒

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
對上帝生氣没有關係,祂受得了

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
退休存款從你的第一張薪水單開始

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
講到巧克力,抗拒只是徒勞無功

11. Make peace with your past so it won‘t screw up the present.
與你的過去和解,别讓它搞砸你的當下

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
讓你的孩子看到你哭没有關係

13. Don't compare your life to others. 
You have no idea what their journey is all about.
别​拿​自​己​的​人​生​與​他​人​比​較​,
​你​根​本​不​清​楚​他​們​的​人​生​是​怎​麼​一​回​事

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn‘t be in it.
如果一段親密關係要偷偷摸摸,你根本不應該涉入

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.
But don't worry; God never blinks.
一眨眼的功夫什麼都會變,但是别擔心:上帝從來不眨眼

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
深吸一口氣,它會安定你的大腦

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
丢掉没用的,不美的,或不喜歡的東西

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
没讓你死的事情,真的會讓你更堅强

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
But the second one is up to you and no one else.
重拾快樂童年永不嫌晚,但這第二次只能靠你自己

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, 
don‘t take no for an answer.
當事情關乎你的生命所愛,不要把不當答案

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
點​蠟​燭​,​用​好​的​床​單​,​穿​上​炫​麗​的​内​衣​。​
不​要​等​特​殊​場​合​才​用​,​今​天​就​是​特​别​的​一​天

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 
準備要周全,然後随遇而安

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
現在就離經叛道,不要等一把年紀了才開始穿上紫色

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
最重要的性器官是你的腦袋

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
除了你,没有人能主宰你的快樂

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 
''In five years, will this matter?". 
用​一​句​話​概​括​你​所​有​的​不​幸​,​
並​把​它​表​框​起​來​:​“​五​年​後​,​這​還​重​要​嗎​?​”

27. Always choose life. 永遠選擇生活

 28. Forgive everyone everything. 原諒每一個人每一件事

29. What other people think of you is none of your business...
别人怎麼看你,根本不關你的事…

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
時間會痊癒每一件事,给自己時間,時間

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
無論情况多好或多壞,它都會變的

32.Don‘t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
不要對自己太過認真,没有人會這樣做的

33. Believe in miracles. 相信奇跡

34. God loves you because of who God is,
not because of anything you did or didn't do.
上帝愛你是因為祂是上帝,
不是因為你做了什麼或是没做什麼

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
不要謹慎地審視人生。現在就呈現出你最大的光環

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
變老了是勝利,它打敗了另一種選项項— 死得早

37. Your children get only one childhood.
你的孩子只有一個童年

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
真正最重要的是你愛過

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
每天都出門,奇跡在四處等著你

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else‘s, 
we’d grab ours back.
如​果​我​們​把​自​己​的​問​題​堆​成​一​堆​,​然​後​看​看​其​他​人​的​,
​我​們​會​把​我​們​的​檢​回​來

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
忌妒别人是浪費時間​,你已經擁有你所需要的一切

42. The best is yet to come.
相信最好的即將來臨

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
不管你感覺如何,起床,穿好和呈現

44. Yield.
善待每個人

45. Life isn‘t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
人生最終不會被打上蝴蝶结,但它仍然是一份禮物

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.
朋友是我們為自己選擇的家庭成員。

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