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心灵鸡汤五十篇 1  

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心灵鸡汤五十篇

                          ———年轻人要读的50篇文章

                       1.   Life Struggle----生命的拼搏

对强者而言,磨难犹如刀剑,使他愈见锋芒,诚如孟子所言:“天将降大任于斯人也,必先苦其心志,劳其筋骨……”不经过磨难的生活,日子未免过得乏味;不经过磨难的命运,人生便显得苍白。就生命而言,总是从平坦中获得的效益少,从磨难中获得的教益深。

Once upon a time in a land far far away, there was a wonderful old man who loved everything. Animals, spiders, insects...

      One day while walking through the woods the nice old man found a cocoon of a butterfly. He took it home.

    A few days later, a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

    Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

     The butterfly then emerged easily.

        But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.

         It never was able to fly.

        What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

        Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were allowed to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

         And we could never fly.

从前,在一个非常非常遥远的国度,有一位心地善良的老人。他喜爱一切东西,动物啦、蜘蛛啦、昆虫啦。

        一天,这位善良的老人在树林里散步的时候,发现了一个蝴蝶的茧。他把茧带回了家。

         几天后,茧裂开了一道小缝。老人几小时地坐在那里,看着蝴蝶挣扎着让自己的身体从小缝中挤出来。后来,蝴蝶破茧好象停了下来,没有什么进展了。看来蝴蝶好象是撑到了最后,再也不可能前进了。

          看到这里,老人决定帮助蝴蝶。于是他找出一把剪刀,把茧剩余的部分剪破了。

            这样,蝴蝶就轻易地从茧中脱出来了。

           但是,蝴蝶的身子肿胀着,翅膀又小又皱。老人继续观察着蝴蝶,因为他期望着这样一个时刻的到来:蝴蝶的翅膀会变大,大到能支持它的身体,而蝴蝶的身体届时也会缩小。可是什么也没有发生。事实上,这只蝴蝶的余生中就只能拖着臃肿的身体和萎缩的翅膀爬来爬去了。

       它永远也不能飞起来了。

      在好心和匆忙间,老人并不理解,蝴蝶破茧而出时需要的那种束缚和挣扎其实是大自然用来将蝴蝶的体液挤到翅膀中的方法,这样,蝴蝶一旦能从茧中脱出,就能准备好飞翔了。

         有时候,挣扎正是我们生活中所需要的。如果我们能得以毫无障碍地走过一生,这会使我们软弱。我们就不可能变得强壮。

          重要的是,我们就不可能腾飞。

2.坚持你的梦想

I have a friend named Monty Roberts who owns a horse ranch in San Sedro. He has let me use his house to put on fund-raising events to raise money for youth at risk programs.

The last time I was there he introduced me by saying, "I want to tell you why I let Jack use my house. It all goes back to a story about a young man who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer who would go from farm and ranch-to-ranch, training horses. As a result, the boy's high school career was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up.

"That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch, showing the location of all the buildings, the stables and the track. Then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000-square-foot house that would sit on the 200-acre dream ranch.

"He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read, 'See me after class.'

"The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, 'Why did I receive an F?'

"The teacher said, 'this is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You come from an itinerant family. You have no resources. Owning a horse ranch requires a lot of money. You have to buy the land. You have to pay for the original breeding stock and later you'll have to pay large stud fees. There's no way you could ever do it.' Then the teacher added, 'If you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade.'

"The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said, 'Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this However, I think it is a very important decision for you.'

"Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all. He stated, 'You can keep the F and I'll keep my dream.'"

Monty then turned to the assembled group and said, "I tell you this story because you are sitting in my 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of my 200-acre horse ranch. I still have that school paper framed over the fireplace." He added, "The best part of the story is that two summers ago that same school-teacher brought 30 kids to camp out on my ranch for a week." When the teacher was leaving, he said, 'Look, Monty, I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher, I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids' dreams. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours.'"

     Don't let anyone steal your dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.

Questions:

1.Who told Monty to keep his dream?       2.What's Monty's dream? Does it come true?

3.人生絮语:爱在心里成长

Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. 

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. 

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had. 

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. 

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. 

Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile. 

  中文:

  或许是上帝的安排,在最终找到知音之前,我们总要遇到一些不尽如意的人,只有这样,我们才能对知音这份礼物充满感激之情。

  一道幸福之门关闭时,另一扇就会打开。我们经常太多太多地只看见关闭的门,而对开启的门却熟视无睹。

也许最好的朋友就是那些你坐在门廊下,看到的来回过往的行人。你与他们一言未语,走开时却感到好像有过最好的交谈。

无疑,一件东西只有失去时,我们才会懂得其真正的价值。同样,一件东西在得到之前,我们并没有意识到它的缺少。

将爱全部付出,并不能确保一定会得到回报。别指望爱有什么回报,耐心地等待它在你所爱的人的心里生根发芽,成长壮大。即使不会那样,也要感到满足,相信爱在自己心里成长。迷恋一个人只需要一分钟,喜欢一个人需要一个小时,爱上一个人需要一天,而忘记一个人则需要一辈子的时间。

不要追求华丽的外表,外表常常具有欺骗性。不要追求万贯家产,财富也会散尽。寻找那个可以使你微笑的人,只有微笑才能使黑暗的日子变得光明。寻找那个能够使你的心灵微笑的人。

4.生活中的“砖头”

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. 

As his car passed, one child appeared, and a brick smashed into the Jag's side door. He slammed on the brakes and spun the Jag back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown.

He jumped out of the car, grabbed some kid and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing?" Building up a head of steam, he went on"That's a new car and that brick you threw is gonna cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"Ys 

"Please,mister, please,I'm sorry. I didn't know what else to do!"pleaded the youngster. 

"It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up. 

Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be okay.

"Thank you, sir. And God bless you," the grateful child said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his brother to the sidewalk toward their home. 

It was a long walk backs to his Jaguar... a long, slow walk. He never did repair the side door. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.

Life whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. Sometimes, when you don't have the time to listen... Life throws a brick at your head.

It's your choice: Listen to the whispers of your soul or wait for the brick!

  一位年轻的总裁,以有点快的车速,开着他的新Jaguar经过住宅区的巷道。

他必须小心游戏中的孩子突然跑到路中央,所以当他觉得小孩子快跑出来时,就要减慢车速。 

  就在他的车经过一群小朋友的时候,一个小朋友丢了一块砖头打到了他的车门,他很生气的踩了煞车并后退到砖头丢出来的地方。

  他跳出车外,抓了那个小孩,把他顶在车门上说:“你为什么这样做,你知道你刚刚做了什么吗?”

  接着又吼道:“你知不知道你要赔多少钱来修理这台新车,你到底为什么要这样做?”

  小孩子求着说:“先生,对不起,我不知道我还能怎么办?”

  他接着说:“因为我哥哥从轮椅上掉下来,我没办法把他抬回去。”

  那男孩啜泣着说:“你可以帮我把他抬回去吗?他受伤了,而且他太重了我抱不动。”

  这些话让这位年轻的总裁深受感动,他抱起男孩受伤的哥哥,帮他坐回轮椅上。并拿出手帕擦拭他哥哥的伤口,以确定他哥哥没有什么大问题。

  那个小男孩感激地说:“谢谢你,先生,上帝保佑你。”然后他看着男孩推着他哥哥回去。

年轻总裁返回Jaguar的路变的很漫长,他也没有修他汽车的侧门。他保留着车上的凹痕就是提醒自己:

  生活的道路不要走的太匆忙,否则需要其他人敲打自己来注意生活的真谛。

   当生命想与你的心灵窃窃私语时,若你没有时间,你有两种选择:倾听你心灵的声音或让砖头来砸你!

5.人生絮语:生命只有一次

There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real!

Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.

Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

Please send this message to those people who mean something to you, to those who have touched your life in one way or another, to those who make you smile when you really need it, to those that make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down, to those who you want to let them know that you appreciate their friendship. And if you don't, don't worry, nothing bad will happen to you, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message. 

  中文:

  生活中,有时强烈的思念使我们恨不得一把将所爱的人从梦中带走,实实在在地拥抱他们。

  做自己想做的梦吧。去自己想去的地方吧。做自己想做的人吧。生命只有一次,机会只有一回。

  愿你有足够的欢乐,使自己甜蜜;有足够的考验,使自己坚强;有足够的悲伤,使自己富有人情;有足够的希望,使自己幸福。

  要经常换位思维。一件事,要是你感到对自己有伤害,就可能对他人也有伤害。

  最幸福的人并不是那些拥有最好东西的人,他们只是能够将得到的东西变得最好。

  幸福属于那些会哭泣的人,那些受过伤害的人,那些探索的人,以及那些尝试过的人。只有他们才懂得对自己生活有影响的人们的重要。爱以微笑开始,在亲吻中成长,以泪水终结。光明灿烂的明天建立在忘却的过去之上。只有让以往的失败和伤心随风而去,你才能过得更好。

  出生伊始,哭啼的是你,周围的人却在微笑。珍视生活,好好地活着,这样入死,让周围的人哭啼,自己却在微笑。

  请把这些语言送给那些你所关心的人,那些在生活中这样或那样同自己打交道的人,那些需要时能给你带来微笑的人,那些在逆境中依然能使你看到光明的人,那些你珍视与他们之间友谊的人。即使你没有这样做,也不要紧。没有什么大不了的事情,你只是错过了用这些言语照亮他人日子的机会。

6.一杯牛奶的温暖

A Glass of Milk   一杯牛奶的温暖

One day, a poor boy who was trying to pay his way through school by selling goods door to door found that he only had one dime left. He was hungry so he decided to beg for a meal at the next house.

  一天,一个贫穷的小男孩为了攒够学费正挨家挨户地推销商品。饥寒交迫的他摸遍全身,却只有一角钱。于是他决定向下一户人家讨口饭吃。

However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"

  然而,当一位美丽的年轻女子打开房门的时候,这个小男孩却有点不知所措了。他没有要饭,只乞求给他一口水喝。这位女子看到他饥饿的样子,就倒了一大杯牛奶给他。男孩慢慢地喝完牛奶,问道:“我应该付多少钱?”

"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught me never to accept pay for a kindness." He said, "Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but it also increased his faith in God and the human race. He was about to give up and quit before this point.

  年轻女子微笑着回答:“一分钱也不用付。我妈妈教导我,施以爱心,不图回报。”男孩说:“那么,就请接受我由衷的感谢吧!”说完,霍华德-凯利就离开了这户人家。此时的他不仅自己浑身是劲儿,而且更加相信上帝和整个人类。本来,他都打算放弃了。

Years later the young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where specialists can be called in to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly, now famous was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately, he rose and went down through the hospital hall into her room.

  数年之后,那位女子得了一种罕见的重病,当地医生对此束手无策。最后,她被转到大城市医治,由专家会诊治疗。大名鼎鼎的霍华德-凯利医生也参加了医疗方案的制定。当他听到病人来自的那个城镇的名字时,一个奇怪的念头霎时间闪过他的脑际。他马上起身直奔她的病房。

Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room and determined to do his best to save her life. From that day on, he gave special attention to her case.

  身穿手术服的凯利医生来到病房,一眼就认出了恩人。回到会诊室后,他决心一定要竭尽所能来治好她的病。从那天起,他就特别关照这个对自己有恩的病人。

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it and then wrote something on the side. The bill was sent to her room. She was afraid to open it because she was positive that it would take the rest of her life to pay it off. Finally she looked, and the note on the side of the bill caught her attention. She read these words...

  经过艰苦的努力,手术成功了。凯利医生要求把医药费通知单送到他那里,他看了一下,便在通知单的旁边签了字。当医药费通知单送到她的病房时,她不敢看。因为她确信,治病的费用将会花费她整个余生来偿还。最后,她还是鼓起勇气,翻开了医药费通知单,旁边的那行小字引起了她的注意,她不禁轻声读了出来:

"Paid in full with a glass of milk."

(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly

  “医药费已付:一杯牛奶。” (签名)霍华德-凯利医生

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as she prayed silently: "Thank You, God. Your love has spread through human hearts and hands."

  喜悦的泪水溢出了她的眼睛,她默默地祈祷着:“谢谢你,上帝,你的爱已通过人类的心灵和双手传播了。”

7.关于幸福的真谛   A Simply Truth About Happiness

After I gave a talk on the subject of happiness, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "I wish my husband had come." "Much as I loved him," she explained, "it wasn't easy being married to someone so unhappy." This woman enabled me to put into words what I had been searching for -- altruistic, as well as the personal, reasons for taking happiness seriously. I told her that each of us owes it to our spouse, our children, our friends to be as happy as we can.

I was not a particularly happy child, and like most teenagers, I took pleasure in my anguish. One day, however, it occurred to me that I was taking the easy way out. Anyone could be unhappy; it took no courage and effort. True achievement lay in struggling to be happy. The notion that we have to work at happiness comes as news to many people. We assume it's a feeling that comes as a result of good things that just happen to us, things over which we have little or no control. But the opposite is true: happiness is largely under our control. It is a battle to be fought and not a feeling to be awaited. To achieve a happy life, it's necessary to overcome some stumbling blocks, three of which are:

Notealtruistic: adj. 无私心的   spouse: n. 配偶(指夫或妻)

anguish: n. 痛苦,苦恼       stumble: v. 绊倒,踌躇     Comparison with Others

Most of us compare ourselves with anyone we think is happier -- a relative, an acquaintance or, often someone we barely know. I once met a young man who struck me as particularly successful and happy. He spoke of his love for his beautiful wife and their three daughters, and of his joy at being a radio talk-show host in a city he loved. I remember thinking that he was one of those lucky few for whom everything goes effortlessly right. Then we started talking about the Internet. He blessed its existence, he told me, because he could look up information on multiple sclerosis -- the terrible disease afflicting his wife. I felt like a fool for assuming nothing unhappy existed in his life.

 Noteacquaintance: n. 熟人  sclerosis: n. 硬化症      Images of Perfection

Almost all of us have images of how life should be. The problem, of course, is that only rarely do people's jobs, spouses and children live up to these imagined ideals. Here's a personal example: no one in my family had ever divorced. I assumed that marriage was for life. So when my wife and I divorced after five years of marriage and three years after the birth of our son, my world collapsed. I was a failure in my own eyes. I later remarried and confided to my wife that I couldn't shake the feeling that my family life had failed. She asked me what was wrong with our family now(which included her daughter from a previous marriage and my son). I had to admit that, aside from the pain of being with my son only half the time(my ex-wife and I shared custody), our family life was wonderful. " Then why don' t you celebrate it?" she asked. That' s what I decided to do. But first I had to get rid of a "perfect" family.

Notedivorce: v. 离婚     collapse: v.倒塌,崩溃      "Missing Tile" Syndrome

One effective way of destroying happiness is to look at something and focus on even the smallest flaw. It's like looking at the tiled ceiling and concentrating on the space where one tile is missing. As a bald man told me, "whenever I enter a room, all I see is hair. " Once you've determined what your missing tile is, explore whether acquiring it will really make you happy. Then do one of the three things: get it, replace it with a different tile, or forget about it and focus on the tiles in your life that are not missing.

We all know people who have had a relatively easy life yet are essentially unhappy. And we know people who have suffered a great deal but generally remain happy.

The first secret is gratitude. All happy people are grateful. Ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that being unhappy leads people to complain, but it's truer to say that complaining leads to people becoming unhappy.

Noteflaw: n. 缺点,瑕疵  essentially: adv. 本质上  gratitude: n. 感谢的心情

The second secret is realizing that happiness is a byproduct of something else. The most obvious sources are those pursuits that give our lives purpose -- anything from studying insects to playing baseball. The more passions we have, the more happiness we are likely to experience. Finally, the belief that something permanent transcends us and that our existence has some larger meaning can help us be happier. We need a spiritual faith, or a philosophy of life. Whatever your philosophy, it should include this truism: if you choose to find the positive in virtually every situation, you will be blessed, and if you choose to find the awful, you will be cursed. As with happiness itself, this is largely your decision to make.

8.做人的十条规则   The Rules For Being Human

1. You will receive a body.

You may like it or hate it, but is will be yours for the entire period of this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.

You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Growth is a process of trial and error: Experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works".

Noteirrelevant: adj. 不相关的      trial: n. 考验        ultimately: adv. 基本上

4. A lesson is repeated until learned.

A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.

There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better than "here".

When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here".

7. Others are merely mirrors of you.

You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

 8. What you make of your life is up to you.

You hare all the tools and resources you need.

What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you.

The answers to Life's questions lie inside you.

All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

9.最好的遗产是爱

你认为最好的遗产是什么呢?是金钱还是房产?看了本文你就会这个问题有进一步的理解。

As a young man, Al was a skilled artist, a potter. He had a wife and two fine sons. One night, his oldest son developed a severe stomachache. Thinking it was only some common intestinal disorder, neither Al nor his wife took the condition very seriously. But the malady was actually acute appendicitis, and the boy died suddenly that night.

Knowing the death could have been prevented if he had only realized the seriousness of the situation, Al's emotional health deteriorated under the enormous burden of his guilt. To make matters worse his wife left him a short time later, leaving him alone with his six-year-old younger son. The hurt and pain of the two situations were more than Al could handle, and he turned to alcohol to help him cope. In time Al became an alcoholic.

Noteintestinal:肠的  malady:疾病  acute:急性的,剧烈的  appendicitis:阑尾炎

deteriorate:恶化  alcoholic:酒鬼

As the alcoholism progressed, Al began to lose everything he possessed — his home, his land, his art objects, everything. Eventually Al died alone in a San Francisco motel room.

When I heard of Al's death, I reacted with the same disdain the world shows for one who ends his life with nothing material to show for it. "What a complete failure!" I thought. "What a totally wasted life"

As time went by, I began to re-evaluate my earlier harsh judgment. You see, I knew Al's now adult son, Ernie. He is one of the kindest, most caring, most loving men I have ever known. I watched Ernie with his children and saw the free flow of love between them. I knew that kindness and caring had to come from somewhere.

      Notealcoholism:酒精中毒,酒瘾  motel:汽车旅馆  disdain:轻蔑

I hadn't heard Ernie talk much about his father. It is so hard to defend an alcoholic. One day I worked up my courage to ask him. "I'm really puzzled by something," I said. "I know your father was basically the only one to raise you. What on earth did he do that you became such a special person?"

Ernie sat quietly and reflected for a few moments. Then he said, "From my earliest memories as a child until I left home at 18, Al came into my room every night, gave me a kiss and said, 'I love you, son.'"

Tears came to my eyes as I realized what a fool I had been to judge Al as a failure. He had not left any material possessions behind. But he had been a kind loving father, and he left behind one of the finest, most giving men I have ever known.

     ----Bobbie Gee

Questions:

1.How many children does Al have?   2.Where does Al die?   3.What does Al addict to?

4.What does this story tell us?

参考答案:1.Two 2.In a San Francisco motel room. 3. Alcohol 4.It tell us love is very important in our life. It is a good legacy to us.

10.我永远都会在你的身边

No matter what happens, I ll always be there for you!

In 1989 an 8.2 earthquake almost flattened America, killing over 30,000 people in less than four minutes. In the midst of utter devastation and chaos, a father left his wife safely at home and rushed to the school where his son was supposed to be, only to discover that the building was as flat as a pancake.

After the unforgettably initial shock, he remembered the promise he had made to his son: "No matter what, I'll always be there for you!" And tears began to fill his eyes. As he looked at the pile of ruins that once was the school, it looked hopeless, but he kept remembering his commitment to his son.

He began to direct his attention towards where he walked his son to class at school each morning. Remembering his son's classroom would be in the back right corner of the building, he rushed there and started digging through the ruins. 

As he was digging, other helpless parents arrived, clutching their hearts, saying: "My son!" "My daughter!" Other well-meaning parents tried to pull him off what was left of the school, saying: "It's too late! They're all dead! You can't help! Go home! Come on, face reality, there's nothing you can do!"

To each parent he responded with one line: "Are you going to help me now?" And then he continued to dig for his son, stone by stone. The fire chief showed up and tried to pull him off the school's ruins saying, "Fires are breaking out, explosions are happening everywhere. You're in danger. We'll take care of it. Go home." To which this loving, caring American father asked, "Are you going to help me now?"

The police came and said, "You're angry, anxious and it's over. You're endangering others. Go home. We'll handle it!" To which he replied, "Are you going to help me now?" No one helped.

Courageously he went on alone because he needed to know for himself: "Is my boy alive or is he dead?" He dug for eight hours...12 hours...24 hours...36 hours...then, in the 38th hour, he pulled back a large stone and heard his son's voice. He screamed his son's name, "ARMAND!" He heard back, "Dad!?! It's me, Dad! I told the other kids not to worry. I told them that if you were alive, you'd save me and when you saved me, they'd be saved. You promised, No matter what happens, I'll always be there for you! You did it, Dad!" "What's going on in there? How is it?" the father asked.

"There are 14 of us left out of 33, Dad. We're scared, hungry, thirsty and thankful you're here. When the building collapsed, it made a triangle, and it saved us."

"Come out, boy!"

"No, Dad! Let the other kids out first, cause I know you'll get me! No matter what happens, I know you'll always be there for me!" 

不管发生什么,我永远都会在你的身边!

1989年,一次8.2级的地震几乎铲平美国,在短短不到4分钟的时间里,夺去了3万多人的生命!

在彻底的破坏与混乱之中,有位父亲将他的妻子在家里安顿好后,跑到他儿子就读的学校,而触目所见,却是被夷为平地的校园。 

看到这令人伤心的一幕,他想起了曾经对儿子所作的承诺:“不论发生什么事,我都会在你身边。”至此,父亲热泪满眶。目睹曾经的学校成为了一堆瓦砾,真叫人绝望。但父亲的脑中仍然牢记着他对儿子的诺言。 

他开始努力回忆每天早上送儿子上学的必经之路,终于记起儿子的教室应该就在那幢建筑物后面,位于右边的角落里,他跑到那儿,开始在碎石砾中挖掘,搜寻儿子的下落。 

当这位父亲正在挖掘时,其他束手无策的学生家长赶到现场,揪心地叫着:“我的儿子呀!”“我的女儿呀!”一些好意的家长试图把这位父亲劝离现场,告诉他“一切都太迟了!他们全死了!这样做没用的,回去吧,这样做只会使事情更糟”。面对种种劝告,这位父亲的回答只有一句话:“你们愿意帮我吗?”然后继续进行挖掘工作,在废墟中寻找他的儿子。 

消防队长出现了,他也试图把这位父亲劝走,对他说:“火灾频现,四处都在发生爆炸,你在这里太危险了,这边的事我们会处理,你回家吧!”对此,这位慈爱、关切的父亲仍然回答:“你们要帮我吗?”

警察赶到现场,对他说:“你现在又气又急,该结束了,你在危及他人,回家吧!我们会处理一切的。”这位父亲依旧回答:“你们愿意帮我吗?”然而,人们无动于衷。 

为了弄清楚儿子是死是活,这位父亲独自一人鼓起勇气,继续进行他的工作。 

他挖掘了8小时,--12小时,24小时,36小时--38小时后,父亲推开了一块巨大的石头,听到了儿子的声音。父亲尖叫着:“阿曼德!”儿子的回音听到了:“爸爸吗?是我,爸爸,我告诉其他的小朋友不要着急。我告诉他们如果你活着,你会来救我的。如果我获救了,他们也就获救了。你答应过我,不论发生什么,我永远都会在你的身边, 你做到了,爸爸!”

“你那里的情况怎样?”父亲问。 

“我们有33个,只有14个活着。爸爸,我们好害怕,又渴又饿,谢天谢地,你在这儿。教室倒塌时,刚好形成一个三角形的洞,救了我们。”

“快出来吧!儿子!”

“不,爸,让其他小朋友先出来吧!因为我知道你会接我的!不管发生什么事,我知道你永远都会来到我的身边!”

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