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美文赏析 | 幸福不是终点站,而是旅程

2018-07-11 投稿作者:简单的等待 点击:20
  What’s happiness? Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

  什么是幸福?幸福是一段旅程而不是终点站。

  For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin, real life. But, there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, then life would begin.

  长久以来,生活——真正的生活,好象立刻就要开始了。但是总是有些障碍,有些事需要先处理,有些工作还没有完成,然后生活才能开始。

  We always convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, than another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with, we will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.

  我们总是说服自己,等我们结婚生子后,生活会更美好。等有了孩子,我们又因为他们不够懂事而挫败,想等他们大些时,我们就会开心了。可等他们进入青少年时期,我们还是同样地苦恼,于是又相信等他们过了这个年龄段,幸福就会到来。

  We always tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together. When we get a nice car, and are able to go on a nice vocation when we retire.

  我们总是告诉自己,当我们的另一半有条理地生活时,当我们拥有更好的车时,能在退休后享受一次美妙的假期,我们的生活一定会完美的。

  The truth is, there's no better time than right now. If not now, when? Our life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to ourselves and decide to be happy anyway.

  然而事实的真相是,没有任何时刻比现在更宝贵。倘若不是现在,又会是何时?我们的生活每时每刻都会有挑战。最好是让自己接受这一事实,无论如何使自己保持快乐的心境。

  One of my favorite quotes comes from Alfred Souza. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."

  我很欣赏艾尔弗雷德·苏泽的一段名言。他说:“长期以来,我都觉得生活,真正的生活似乎即将开始。可是总会遇到某种障碍,如得先完成一些事情。没做完的工作,要奉献的时间,该付的债,等等。之后生活才会开始。最后我醒悟过来了,这些障碍本身就是我的生活。”

  Suddenly, his perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment that you have.

  突然间,他的观点让我意识到没有什么通往幸福的道路。幸福本身就是路。所以,珍惜你拥有的每一刻。

  And remember that time waits for no one. So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school; until you get married, until you get divorced; until you have kids; until you retire; until you get a new car or home; until spring; until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy...

  而且记住时不我待,不要再作所谓的等待—等你上完学,等你再回到学校;等你结婚或离婚;等你有了孩子或孩子长大离开家;等你开始工作或等你退休;等你有了新车或新房;等春天来临;等你有幸再来世上走一遭才明白此时此刻最应该快乐……

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

  当一扇幸福之门关闭时,另一扇便会开启。可多数时候,我们却因过久地凝望那扇紧闭的门,而忽略了为我们新敞开的那扇。

  Happiness is everywhere. Sometimes you just have to look around to see it.

  幸福无处不在。有时你只需往四周看一下,就能发现幸福!

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