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Gifts from the heart 来自内心的礼物

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Gifts from the heart

来自内心的礼物

According to legend, a young man while roaming the desert came across a spring of delicious crystal-clear water.

有这样一个传说:一个年轻人在沙漠里漫游时偶然发现了一眼清泉。

The water was so sweet.

泉水清冽甘甜,

He filled his leather canteen so that he could bring some back to a tribal elder who had been his teacher.

于是年轻人用随身的革制水壶盛了一壶,想要带回去送给部落里一位曾做过他老师的老人。

After a four-day journey he presented the water to the old man who took a deep drink,smiled warmly and thanked his student lavishly for the sweet water.

四天跋涉后,他终于将水送给了老人。老人满满饮了一口,露出了使人如沐春风的笑容,他对泉水的甘冽赞不绝口,也毫不吝惜对学生的感谢之词。

The young man returned to his village with a happy heart.

于是年轻人满心欢喜地回村去了。

Later, the teacher let another student taste the water.

后来,老师请另外一位学生尝了尝泉水。

He spat it out, saying it was awful.

学生一喝便吐了出来,说难喝极了。

It apparently had become stale because of the old leather container.

显然,水因为装在老旧的革制水壶里而不新鲜了。

The student challenged his teacher: "Master, the water was foul. Why did you pretend to like it?"

于是学生找到老师,质疑地问道:“老师,水明明难以下咽,你为什么还假装很喜欢?”

The teacher replied, "You only tasted the water.

老师说:“你尝到的仅仅是泉水,

I tasted the gift.

而我品到的则是馈赠。

The water was simply the container for an act of loving-kindness and nothing could be sweeter.”

泉水不过是满盛着善举的容器罢了,没有什么比善举更能沁人心脾了。”

I think we understand this lesson best when we receive innocent gifts of love from young children.

我想在我们收到孩子们充满爱心的、纯洁的礼物时可以很好地理解这个道理。

Whether it's a ceramic tray or a macaroni bracelet,the natural and proper response is appreciation and expressed thankfulness because we love the idea within the gift.

不管那礼物是用陶瓷制的盘子还是用通心粉做的手镯,最自然和最合适的回应都是欣赏和表达谢意,因为我们喜欢这礼物所包含的心意。

Gratitude doesn't always come naturally.

感恩之心并不是与生俱来的。

Unfortunately, most children and many adults value only the thing given rather than the feeling embodied in it.

不幸的是,多数孩子和许多成人仅仅在乎所得的价值而不是礼物所承载的深情。

We should remind ourselves and teach our children about the beauty and purity of feelings and expressions of gratitude.

我们应该时刻提醒自己,也要教育我们的子女,感激之情有多么美丽与纯洁,以及如何表达感恩的心情。

After all, gifts from the heart are really gifts of the heart.

不管怎样,发自内心的馈赠才是盛满了真心的礼物。

精讲部分

1. come across 偶遇;偶然发现

I came across a group of children playing.

我碰到一群正在玩耍的小孩。

We like to identify and celebrate women's success whenever we come across it.

每当女性取得成功,我们都会表示认同并予以颂扬。

2.rather than 而不…,与其…倒不如…

His film is propaganda rather than documentary.

说他的影片是政治宣传而不是纪录片。

He is an explorer rather than a sailor.

与其说他是一个海员,不如说他是一个探险者。

重点单词

lavishly adv. 浪费地,丰富地,大方地

response n. 回答,响应,反应,答复

spat n. 贝卵,蚝卵,蚝仔 n. 鞋罩 n. 小争吵,轻打声

gratitude n. 感恩之心

leather n. 皮革,皮制品 adj. 皮革制的 vt. 用皮革覆

purity n. 纯净,纯正,纯粹

bracelet n. 手镯

innocent adj. 清白的,无辜的,无害的,天真纯洁的,无知的

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