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24EN Editor's Note:Life comes in a package. This package
includes happiness and sorrow, failure and success, hope and despair. Life is a learning process. Experiences in life teach us new lessons and make us a better person. With each passing day we learn to handle various situations.
Love plays a pivotal role on our life. Love makes you feel wanted. Without love a person could go hayward and also become cruel and ferocious. In the early stage of our life, our parents are the ones who shower us with
unconditional love and care, they teach us about what is right and wrong, good and bad. But we always tend to take this for granted. It is only after marriage and having kids that a person understands and becomes sensitive to others' feelings. Kids make a person responsible and mature and help us to understand life better.
Happiness and Sorrow
Materialistic happiness is short-lived, but happiness achieved by bringing a smile on others' face gives a certain level of fulfillment. Peace of mind is the main link to happiness. No mind is happy without peace. We realize the true worth of happiness when we are in sorrow. Sorrow is basically due to death of a loved one, failure and despair.But these things are temporary and pass away.
Failure and Success
Failure is the path to success. It helps us to touch the sky, teaches us to survive and shows us a specific way. Success brings in money, fame, pride and self-respect. Here it becomes very important to keep our head on out shoulder. The only way to show our gratitude to God for bestowing success on us is by being humble, modest, courteous and respectful to the less fortunate ones.
Hope and Despair
Hope is what keeps life going. Parents always hope their children will do well. Hope makes us dream. Hope builds in patience. Life teaches us not to despair even in the darkest hour, because after every night there is a day.
Nothing remains the same we have only one choice keep moving on in life and be hopeful.
Life teaches us not to regret over yesterday, for it has passed and is beyond our control. Tomorrow is unknown, for it could either be bright or dull. So the only alternative is work hard today, so that we will enjoy a better tomorrow.
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"
Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you, but first, let me do this."
He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air.
"Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" He dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty.
"Now, who still wants it?"
Still the hands went into the air.
"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20."
"Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value."
"Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE."
"You are special — don ’t ever forget it."
Forget about the days when it's been cloudy.
But don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you have been defeated.
But don't forget the victories you have won.
Forget about the misfortunes you have encountered.
But don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you have been lonely.
But don't forget the friendly smiles you have seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right.
But don't forget to always have a dream.
Swallows may have gone, but there is a time of return; willow trees may have died back, but there is a time of regreening; peach blossoms may have fallen, but they will bloom again. Now, you the wise, tell me, why should our days leave us, never to return? - If they had been stolen by someone, who could it be? Where could he hide them? If they had made the escape themselves, then where could they stay at the moment?
I don’t know how many days I have been given to spend, but I do feel my hands are getting empty. Taking stock silently, I find that more than eight thousand days have already slid away from me. Like a drop of water from the point of a needle disappearing into the ocean, my days are dripping into the stream of time, soundless, traceless. Already sweat is starting on my forehead, and tears welling up in my eyes.
Joy in living comes from having fine emotions, trusting them, giving them the freedom of a bird in the open. Joy in living can never be assumed as a pose, or put on from the outside as a mask. People who have this joy don not need to talk about it; they radiate it. They just live out their joy and let it splash its sunlight and glow into other lives as naturally as bird sings.
We can never get it by working for it directly. It comes, like happiness, to those who are aiming at something higher. It is a byproduct of great, simple living. The joy of living comes from what we put into living, not from what we seek to get from it.
Catch the star that holds your destiny, the one that forever twinkles within your heart.
Take advantage of precious opportunities while they still sparkle before you. Always
believe that your ultimate goal is attainable as long as you commit yourself to it.
Though barriers may sometimes stand in the way of your dreams, remember that your
destiny is hiding behind them. Accept the fact that not everyone is going to approve of
the choices you've made. Have faith in your judgment. Catch the star that twinkles in
your heart and it will lead you to your destiny's path. Follow that pathway and uncover
the sweet sunrises that await you.
Take pride in your accomplishments, as they are stepping stones to your dreams.
Understand that you may make mistakes,
but don't let them discourage you. Value your capabilities and talents for they are
what make you truly unique. The greatest gifts in life are not purchased, but acquired
through hard work and determination. Find the star that twinkles in your heart? For
you alone are capable of making your brightest dreams come true. Give your hopes
everything you've got and you will catch the star that holds your destiny.
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something special in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Henry David Thoreau/享利. 大卫. 梭罗
However mean your life is,meet it and live it ;do not shun it and call it hard names.It is not so bad as you are.It looks poorest when you are richest.The fault-finder will find faults in paradise.Love your life,poor as it is.You may perhaps have some
pleasant,thrilling,glorious houses,even in a poor-house.The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode;the
snow melts before its door as early in the spring.I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there,and have as cheering thoughts,as in a palace.The town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any. May be they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.Most think that they are above being supported by the town;but it often happens that they are not above supporting
themselves by dishonest means.which should be more disreputable.Cultivate poverty like a garden herb,like sage.Do not trouble yourself much to get new things,whether clothes or friends,Turn the old,return to them.Things do not change; we change.Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Afternoon on a hill
(美)Edna ST. V. Millay
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds With quiet eyes.
Watch the wind blow down the grass, And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine. And then start down!
Twelve Years of Animals（12生肖）
1.Year of the Rat鼠年
2.Year of the Ox牛年
3.Year of the Tiger虎年
4.Year of the Rabbit兔年
5.Year of the Dragon龙年
6.Year of the Snake蛇年
7.Year of the Horse马年
8.Year of th eGoat羊年
9.Year of the Monkey猴年
10.Year of the Rooster鸡年
11.Year of the Dog狗年
12.Year of the Boar猪年
Twelve Constellation(12星座) ：
1.Aquarius(the Water Carrier)水瓶座
Free to fly with the wind (单词翻译 :双击或拖选 )
One windy spring day, I observed young people having fun using the wind to fly their kites. Multicolored creations of varying shapes and sizes filled the skies like beautiful birds darting (突进, 投掷) and dancing. As the strong winds gusted against the kites, a string kept them in check.
Inst ead of blowing away with the wind, they arose against it to achieve great heights. They shook and pulled, but the restraining string and the cumbersome (笨重的) tail kept them in tow, facing upward and against the wind. As the kites struggled and trembled against the string, they seemed to say,
Yet freedom from restraint simply put it at the mercy of an unsympathetic breeze. It fluttered ungracefully to the ground and landed in a tangled mass of weeds and string against a dead bush.
How much like kites we sometimes are. The Heaven gives us adversity and restrictions, rules to follow from which we can grow and gain strength. Restraint is a necessary counterpart (副本, 配对物) to the winds of opposition. Some of us tug at the rules so hard that we never soar to reach the heights we might have obtained. We keep part of the commandment and never rise high enough to get our tails off the ground.
Let us each rise to the great heights, recognizing that some of the restraints that we may chafe under are actually the steadying force that helps us ascend and achieve.
1. True happiness is to fight for one point one points, is accumulated day by day. Not to hurt the one who likes you, do not let your loved ones hurt. 真正的幸福是一点一点争取的,
2. Believe me, maybe there will be one day, you will have new understanding of the unforgettable past: It's good that you are not the one accompanying me to the end. 相信我, 也许有一天,你会对那些念念不忘的过去有新的领悟:还好不是你,陪我到最后
3. True happiness is to fight for one point one points, is accumulated day by day. Not to hurt the one who likes you, do not let your loved ones hurt. 真正的幸福是一点一点争取的,
4. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. ---Reinhold Niebuhr 上帝赋予我一份从容 来接受自己无法改变的事,一份勇气来改变自己可以改变的事,一份智慧来区分二者。 —— 霍尔德 ·尼布尔
5. Hold my hand, tell me everything will be ok. Because I know I will, as long as you together. 握住我的手,告诉我一切都会好的。因为,我知道会的,只要有你一起
6. To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.---William Blake - Auguries of Innocence.一沙一世界,一 花一天堂。无限掌中置,刹那成永恒。 —— 威廉 ·布莱克《天真的预言》 (此翻译版本出 自徐志摩 )
7. Sometimes you gotta shut up, swallow your pride and accept that you're wrong. It's not giving up. It's called growing up. 有时候,你需要做的就是闭嘴,放下所谓的自尊,承认 自己的错误。这不叫放弃,而叫成长。
8. The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. ---Max Lerner 当你在内心找到一种可以忍受一切痛苦的 坚强力量时,成长历程就出现了飞跃。
9. Just because I'm not talking, doesn't mean I'm in a bad mood. Sometimes I just like to be quiet. 我没说话,不意味着我心情差。有时候,我就是想安静点。
10. Thousands of future beautiful sceneries are not as good as the warm present, because every scene of presence was once our imagination of future. 其实千万个美丽的未来,抵不 上一个温暖的现在;每一个真实的现在,都是我们曾经幻想的未来。
11. The more you care for someone, the less you understand him. 越是在乎的人,你就越 是猜不透。
12. I love photos, because the best thing about it is that it never changes even when the person in it does. 我喜欢照片,因为照片最好的就是不会改变,就算照片里的人改变了。 13. :If my life is a movie,then you are the pop-up ads. ~~~如果我的人生是一部电影,你就 是那弹出来的广告
14. I will wait for you until I have no more reason to wait anymore. 我会一直等你, 直到没有再 等下去的理由。
15. Strangers think I'm quiet. My friends think I'm out-going. My best friends know that I'm completely insane ! 不熟悉的人觉得我很文静, 熟悉点的朋友则会觉得我很开朗, 只
16. There are some people in life that you can’t get over.人生总有些人,忘不了,戒不掉。 17. At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your
life. 有时,你不得不相信,有些人注定只能停留在你的心中,却不能留在你的生活 中。
18. I wonder if anyone thinks of me when they can’t fall asleep at night.我想知道是否有人会在 他们失眠之时想到我。
19. The world is so big and life is such short.Please do your best to live the life you really want.世界太大,生命这样短。要把它过得尽量像自己想要的那个样子,才对。
20. At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life. 有时,你不得不相信,有些人注定只能停留在你的心中,却不能留在你的生活 中。
Effectiveness Is All About Managing
Your Time, Energy, and Attention
Effectiveness Is All About Managing Your Time, Energy, and Attention
I bet you think you’d be able to do a lot more ifyou had more time. If so, you’re probably wrong. Having more time is only a piece of the puzzle.
It’s not so much just the quantity of time that we should consider, but the quality of time, too.
This is largely the foundation of the idea of heat mapping your productivity and the engagement threshold. In each case, time is only one factor – with energy and attention being the others.
The fact that time is only one of three factors doesn’t discount the importance of time, for having an abundance of creative energy or being especially engaged doesn’t help much if you don’t have enough time to do anything with them. Manifesting change in the world takes time, but that’s not all it takes. The reason why thinking in terms of time, energy, and attention is important is that many of us operate as if more time equals more capacity, when in reality it often doesn’t . Anyone who’s sat at their desk at the end of the day in that awkward middleground where they’re neither working nor playing understands this. Yet the overriding tendency is to sit there nonetheless because the operating assumption is that more time working equals more work done, evidence to the contrary be damned.
We like to think in terms of time because it’s a lot easier than to try to evaluate the trinity of time, energy, and attention – our TEA – especially since time is objectively measurable. If we’re in a scenario where others are directly or indirectly evaluating our output, a dutifully completed time card is a safe fallback because, as we’ve already observed, more time at work equals more work done. And, in fairness, it’s hard to gauge someone else’s energy and attention from the outside when you’re in a large organization, so the time card gives us something to go by.
Many of us creatives don’t work in those environments, though, but we’ve done an excellent job of keeping the model. This is quite unfortunate, because creative effectiveness is all about harnessing our TEA . We might only have two hours per day where we have the concentrated TEA that we need to do
some creative heavy lifting, and if we don’t use that TEA wisely, no amount of any single component of the triad is going to help us work at that same level.
This Isn’t New, But We Need to Be Reminded About It A Lot
What I’m saying here isn’t anything new either in my own thinking or in that of others. For my own part, I’ve written about some of these ideas directly in a General Theory of Productivity a few years ago and indirectly in just about every post I’ve written on productivity. One wayto understand a lot of what’s going on in Getting Things Done is to see that David Allen is giving us a process to get things out of our heads, which increases the amount of attention and energy we have available to us. Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz address energy and attention more directly in The Power of Full Engagement. Stephen Covey’s 7 Habitsframework is generally about using our TEA proactively rather than reactively. The huge body of work on time management and efficiency tends to focus on creating processes and systems that increase available time by decreasing the time seepage that often happens with our work. And so on. Instead of thinking just about how you’re using your time, think about how you’re using your time, energy, and attention . I’ll wrap this up with some questions for you to ponder:
On gaining time : What are you doing that you could either stop doing or do more efficiently so that there’s less time seepage?
On using time : What would you do with any additional time that you gain? Is the juice worth the squeeze?
On gaining energy : What could you do to increase your available physical, emotional, social, mental, and physical energy?
On losing energy : What are the sources of energy drain in your life? Is there something you can do to ad dress those sources? It’ll probably take more energy to deal with the cause than the symptom, but continually applying band-aids has a cost, too.
On gaining attention : What really engages you? What are naturally drawn to do?
On losing attention (being distracted) : What’s distracting you or causing you to continually shift focus? Is there a way to alter your environment so you’re less prone to be distracted by them?
Our TEA is precious and finite. Please treasure them and use them wisely.