一.美文欣赏

奥巴马给女儿的16个建议(上)

我们所处的社会,每个人都试图告知我们一些事情。每个人都从不同的角度去找寻着自己,你也需要,你要做的就是在合适的时候说不。

生命如此短暂。我们有时候觉得生命怎么也走不完,实际上,你现在活着,过不了多久,就会死去。人生真是转眼一瞬间的事情,很多人到临死前才意识到这一生已经结束。

1.停止怀疑自己

如果你自己都不相信自己,那没人会相信你。成功源于你的头脑,如果你所做的是不断地看扁自己,预言着未来的失败,这就真的会成为现实。与其怀疑自己,不如积极的考虑问题。不仅会让自己更加开心和成功,你还能够感染到周围的人。

2.停止消极

现在你不要再怀疑自己了,也别再怀疑身边的人。你不希望被人对你挑剔,那么也不要再去挑剔身边的人。想想你给别人带来的什么样的感受吧——即使出发点是好的,别人也不想听到那么多消极的事情呀。

3.停止拖延

我现在不想做,还是留到明天吧。一旦开始拖延,其实你已经停滞不前了。你拖延的事情不会自行解决。解决问题,继续前行吧。从长远角度来说你会更加快乐。

4.不要那么刻薄

无意踩到别人的情况真的有可能会发生——常常会发生。但没必要去处心积虑的做一些不好的事情,所以要有意识地让自己不要那么刻薄。如果有人对你无理地对待,随他们去好了。没必要去报复,除非你也想成为那一类的人。

5.不要在外吃饭

在外面吃饭真的非常非常的浪费钱。也许每次对于你而言都是一次犒赏,但每顿都在外面吃反而是花光积蓄的最快方式。至少也去学学怎么做一些自己喜欢的菜:既能省钱,还能让你更健康,还会让其他人眼前一亮。

Life is short. It may feel like it takes forever sometimes, butthe reality is that you live, and a short time later, you die. It happens soquickly, many people don’t even realize they had a life until it’s already over.

1–StopDoubting Yourself

If you don’t believe in yourself, nobodywill. Success starts in your mind, and if all you’re doing is putting yourselfdown and predicting failure, it’ll become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Insteadof doubting yourself, think positively. Not only will you be happier and moresuccessful, you’ll spread it to everyone around you.

2–StopBeing Negative

Now that you’re done doubting yourself,stop doubting others. You don’t like when people are critical of you, so stopbeing critical of others. Think about how you make other people feel–even ifyou have good intentions, people don’t like hearing negativity.

3–StopProcrastinating

I don’t feel like procrastinating rightnow–I’ll do it tomorrow. When you procrastinate, you remain stagnant.Whatever you’re putting off doesn’t go away; resolve the problem, and move on.You’ll be much happier in the long run

4–StopBeing Mean

It’s completely possible to step onsomeone’s toes without meaning to–it happens all the time. There’s no need topile on by purposefully doing mean things, so make a conscious effort to stopbeing mean. If someone wrongs you, let it go. There’s no need to seek vengeanceunless that’s the type of person you want to be.

5–StopEating Out

Eating out is the biggest waste of money.Every so often it’s nice to treat yourself, but eating out for every meal isthe quickest way to drain your bank account. Learn how to cook at least ahandful of foods you enjoy: It’ll save you money, keep you healthier, andoccasionally impress people.

二.每日一句

1. If you wanna do something, just go for it. You’ve got nothing to lose.如果你想做什么事,就放手去做吧。你没什么可以失去的。[/cp]

2.Sometimes,the harder you want to forget something,the more you seem to remember it.有时候,似乎你越想忘记,记忆却越深刻。

3. We should learn to let go of people and things that hurt us in the past and move on. Life is always moving on.我们学着放开过去伤害我们的人和事,学着只向前看。因为生活本来就是一往直前的。

4. It's better to love someone who's far and craves to be with you than to love someone who's near yet doesn't even care to see you.与其爱一个近在身边,却不愿见你的人,还不如爱个远在天涯,却只想和你在一起的人。

三.经典诗词

智慧之歌

我已走到了幻想底尽头,

这是一片落叶飘零的树林,

每一片叶子标记着一种欢喜,

现在都枯黄地堆积在内心。

有一种欢喜是青春的爱情,

那时遥远天边的灿烂的流星,

有的不知去向,永远消逝了,

有的落在脚前,冰冷而僵硬。

另一种欢喜是喧腾的友谊,

茂盛的花不知道还有秋季,

社会的格局代替了血的沸腾,

生活的冷风把热情铸为实际。

另一种欢喜是迷人的理想,

他使我在荆棘之途走得够远,

为理想而痛苦并不可怕,

可怕的是看它终于成笑谈。

只有痛苦还在,它是日常生活

每天在惩罚自己过去的傲慢,

那绚烂的天空都受到谴责,

还有什么彩色留在这片荒原?

但唯有一棵智慧之树不凋,

我知道它以我的苦汁为营养,

它的碧绿是对我无情的嘲弄,

我咒诅它每一片叶的滋长。

Song of Wisdom

I have reached illusion s end

In this grove of falling leaves,

Each leaf a signal of past joy,

Drifting sere within my heart.

Some were loves of youthful days

Blazing meteors in a distant sky,

Extinguished, vanished without trace,

Or dropped before me, stiff and cold as ice.

Some were boisterous friendships,

Fullblown blossoms, innocent of coming fall.

Society dammed the pulsing blood,

Life cast molten passion in reality s shell.

Another joy, the spell of high ideals,

Drew me through many a twisting mile of thorn.

To suffer for ideals is no pain;

But oh, to see them mocked and scorned!

Now nothing remains but remorse

Daily punishment for past pride.

When the glory of the sky stands condemned,

In this wasteland, what colour can survive?

There is one tree that stands alone intact,

It thrives, I know, on my suffering s lifeblood.

Its greenshade mocks me ruthlessly!

O wisdom tree! I curse your every growing bud.

四.news of this week

APEC顺利召开柏林墙倒塌纪念日

日期:2014-12-15 11:46

Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting the Pacific Region's economic leaders this week. The gathering of the Asia-Pacific Economical Cooperation leaders is scheduled for tomorrow and Tuesday. President Obama will attend.

In Berlin, European leaders both old and new are recognizing the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall separated East and West Berlin for nearly 30 years and became a concrete symbol of the Cold War. The ceremonies conclude with a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Brandenburg Gate.

Two Americans released from captivity in North Korea are home. For Kenneth Bae this is the first day home after two years in a North Korean prison. Matthew Miller spent six months in confinement.

And near the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii scientists believe the lava flow is slowing a bit. The molten liquid threatens the village of Pahoa.

中国国家主席习近平本周将主持太平洋地区的经济领导人会议。亚太经济合作组织领导人的会议定于明天和星期二举行。奥巴马总统将出席会议。

在柏林,欧洲新任和前任领导人共同纪念了柏林墙倒塌25周年。柏林墙将柏林分割成东柏林和西柏林将近30年,而且是冷战开始的标志。纪念仪式在勃兰登堡门以贝多芬第九交响曲为结尾圆满结束。

被朝鲜监禁的两个美国人已经被释放回家。对于Kenneth Bae来说,这是在被朝鲜监禁两年之后,回家的第一天。马修猠勒被监禁6个月。

在夏威夷基拉韦厄火山附近,科学家认为,熔岩流动速度正在放缓。熔融液体威胁Pahoa的村庄。