There was a young flower in the desert where all was dry and sad looking…… It was growing by itself…… enjoying every day…… and saying to the sun "When shall I be grown up?" And the sun would say "Be patient - Each time I touch you, you grow a little……" She was so pleased. Because she would have a chance to bring beauty to this corner of sand…… And this is all she wanted to do - bring a little bit of beauty to this world.
  遍地干旱、满目悲凉的沙漠中有朵小花,她独自生长在那里,享受着每一天……她问太阳公公“我什么时候才能长大?”太阳公公总是说“要有耐心—— 我每次抚摸你,你都会长大一点……”小花好开心啊,因为她也有机会为沙漠的一隅增添美丽了……这是她毕生的心愿—— 为这个世界增添一丝美丽。
  became a searcher,wanting to find out who I was and what made me unique. My view of myself was changing. I wanted a solid base to start from. I started to resist3 pressure to act in ways that I didn’t like any more,and I was delighted by who I really was. I came to feel much more sure that no one can ever take my place.
  Each of us holds a unique place in the world. You are special,no matter what others say or what you may think. So forget about being replaced. You can’t be.
  Just as you need air to breathe, you need opportunity to succeed. It takes more than just breathing in the fresh air of opportunity, however. You must make use of that opportunity. That's not up to the opportunity. That's up to you. It doesn't matter what "floor" the opportunity is on. What matters is what you do with it. 正如你需要空气来呼吸,你也需要机遇来获得成功.但是只吸进机遇的新鲜空气远远不够.你必须好好利用机遇.这并不取决于机遇本身,而是由你自己决定.你在什么时候得到机遇并不重要.重要的是你怎样把握机遇.
  The first snow came.
  How beautiful it was, falling so silently, all day long, all night long, on the mountains, on the meadows, on the roofs of the living, on the graves1) of the dead!
  All white save the river, that marked2) its course by a winding black line across the landscape3), and the leafless trees, that against the leaden4) sky now revealed more fully the wonderful beauty and intricacy5) of their branches!
  What silence, too, came with the snow, and what seclusion6)! Every sound was muffled7); every noise changed to something soft and musical.
  No more trampling8) hoofs9), no more rattling10) wheels!
  Only the chiming11) of sleigh-bells12), beating as swift and merrily as the hearts of children.
  In the entire world there's nobody like me. Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me. Nobody has my smile. Nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hair, my hands, or my voice.
  I'm special.
  The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but one season in the tree's life. He told them that they cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are — and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life — can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.
  If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall. Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.
  Ignore the“yes, buts”for the time being. All I want you to do right now is open your mind to the possibility that the world is made up of a countless array of experiences from the very worst to the very best. As someone once said,“A mind is like a parachute20)—it works best when open.”And here is my promise: If you open your mind, you will enjoy a more abundant and fulfilling21)life.
  We’re always on the go10)trying to accomplish so much, aren’s we? Getting groceries, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn — there’s always something. It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life that we forget how simple it can be to bring cheer to ourselves and others. Giving a smile away takes so little effort and time, let’s make sure that we’ve not the one that others have to pretend is wearing an invisible smile.
  The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
  A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.
  I have been through the depths of poverty and sickness. When people ask me what has kept me going through the troubles that come to all of us, I always reply: "I stood yesterday. I can stand today. And I will not permit myself to think about what might happen tomorrow."
  my time.
  I have drunk the cup of life down to its very dregs7). They have only sipped the bubbles on top of it. I know things they will never know. I see things to which they are blind.
  It is only the women whose eyes have been washed clear with tears who get the broad vision that makes them little sisters to all the world.




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