双语美文:你改变了我的一生 而你自己却不知道!

更新时间:2020-01-26 18:32:00作者:网络

These two ladies profoundly impacted my life这两位女士对我的人生产生了深刻的影响

and I will never be able to thank them personally,我却永远没有机会对她们当面表示感谢了

so I will do it here.所以我会在这里表达谢意

First,首先

to the random teenage girl on the train:我要致那个在火车上偶遇的少女

You were talking with your friend.那时你在和朋友聊天

She seemed really depressed你的朋友看起来十分消沉

because she could not get a boyfriend.因为她找不到男朋友

I was half listening to the conversation我无意间大致听到了你们的对话

while dozing off一边还昏昏欲睡

and heard you say:我听到你说

"WHY do you want a boyfriend so much?为什么你这么想要有一个男友?

What do you think will change in your life你觉得,自己的生活会发生什么变化

after getting a boyfriend?"当你有了男友之后

That woke me up.这句话点醒了我

At the time,那时

I was obsessing over getting a particular "dream job".我岌岌的想要争取一份“梦想中的工作”

I was depressed为此我十分消沉

and anxious about it,十分焦急

I was crying over it.我时常为之哭泣

I was feeling like such a failure.我感到自己太失败了

It was all I could think or talk (and complain) about.我满脑子里想的,口中说(抱怨)的都是这件事

As soon as I got home,我一回到家

I made a list:就做了一个清单

"Things that I think will change生活中会有什么样的变化

 if I get my dream job".如果我得到了我梦中的工作

It ended up being such a long list.最后,我列出了一张非常长的清单

I was basically blaming all of life's problems,基本上我就是在抱怨生活中的难题

big and small有大有小

on not having this particular job.似乎它们都是因为我没有得到那份工作才产生的

Not only that,不仅如此

but I was also putting things "on hold"我还搁置了许多事情

until after I got this job一定要等到自己得到那份工作才愿意做

for no good reason.并没有什么正当的理由

Like I needed a particular job title比如,我需要那个职位头衔

to join a gym才能去健身

or practice my hobby.去发展自己的爱好

So I took that list于是我拿起那张清单

and started DOING everything I wrote down.开始实际的做每一件我写下的事情

I started addressing the problems directly我开始直面那些问题

and finding outlets for the things寻找某些事情的出口

I was not satisfied with.排解自己对那些事情的不满

I still wanted the job,我仍然 那份工作

but my happiness did not depend on it.但我是否幸福并不完全仪仗于它

Since then,从那时起

when I find myself obsessing over a particular thing,每当我发现自己沉湎于某样东西

I always take the time我总会花些时间

to think去想一想

if I'm using it as an excuse我是不是在用这样东西当做借口

to not work on other problems I might have.从而不去解决自己可能面临的其他难题

Thank you,谢谢你

teenage girl on the train.火车上的少女

You were trying to help your friend你只是想帮助自己的朋友

and changed a stranger's life instead.但你却改变了一个陌生人的一生

Second,我第二个要感谢的

to the woman that lives in an apartment是住在同一栋公寓里的女人

somewhere above me:她家正好在我楼上

You moved to the building你搬进公寓时

shortly after I did.我刚搬进去不久

I heard some people move我听到有人搬运东西的声音

what sounded like a very heavy object听上去像是十分沉重的东西

up the stairs就在我的楼上

and you thanking them你连声道谢

with such happiness in your voice.声音里满满的欢欣

And then I heard music.然后我听到了音乐

You almost didn't wait for the movers to leave你甚至不愿意等到搬家的人离开

before you started playing that piano.就开始弹奏你的钢琴

And you kept playing.你一直弹下去

Every day.每天如此

Every day每天

I heard the piano我都听到钢琴声

and I remember thinking我记得自己那时想到

"She plays beautifully,她弹得多么好

I wish I was that good at my hobby".真希望我对自己的爱好也是如此精通

And then I felt like an idiot.这时我才知道自己多么愚蠢

Because因为

I was hearing you play every day我每天都听到你弹钢琴

while I was wasting time online.自己却在上网浪费时间

So I closed my laptop于是我关上了自己的笔记本

and got practicing.开始练习

I'm trying to build that habit now.现在,我正努力发展自己的爱好

Sometimes有时

it's hard to find that motivation ,我很难找到自己的动力

sometimes I forget .有时我会忘记

But every day I hear you play,但是每天我都会听到你练琴

and every time每到这时

I stop what I'm doing我会停下手头正在做的事情

and practice for a little bit.练习一小会儿

I'm still not great,我仍然技艺不佳

but I'm getting better.但我在不断进步

Thank you,谢谢你

lady who lives in my building.与我住在同一栋楼里的女士

You are just practicing a skill you enjoy你只是在练习一项你喜欢的技艺

and you inspired a stranger to do the same.你却激励了一个陌生人向你那样去做

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