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牵牛花的启示  

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这种朴素的花朵给了我多么深刻的人生启示啊。谢谢你,美丽可爱的牵牛花!

 

我以前从来没有种过花,因为我不是一个有耐心的人,等着那些嫩绿的小苗儿从地里冒出来于我实在是一种折磨。但是今年我决定试一试。于是春天的时候,我把自家的花园侍弄了一下。我选了很多类型的花来种,牵牛花就是其中一种。不到一个月,其他的花儿就纷纷冒出地面,但是牵牛花却迟迟不见动静。 

每天早晨我都会跑到外面看一看这些牵牛花,但是一连几周什么也没看到。我觉得它们不可能开花了,于是不再抱什么希望。突然有一天,奇迹发生了!它们钻破地面,开始往上攀爬。爬啊,爬啊,宽阔美丽的心形叶片随风招展……

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

奇迹仍在继续。一连几周,美丽的叶片越长越茂密,但就是不见花朵。我心里想,“牵牛花的叶子很好看,这恐怕是我今年唯一能看到的东西了。”后来,一个晴朗美丽的早晨,牵牛花开了,是那种我见过的最漂亮的天蓝色的花朵!这对我来说简直是一个奇迹。为了这朵精致的喇叭状花朵的出现,我等了三个多月。现在它终于开了,光彩夺目。

这使我想起,在生活中,曾经有多少次我苦苦地等待我梦寐以求的东西,当它最终来临的时候,我感到多么不可思议。又有多少次,因为受不了等待的煎熬,我想到了认输和放弃。

那天下午,牵牛花绽放出了最后一抹美丽的淡蓝色,然后就闭合,枯萎,凋落了。它们仅仅生存了一天,就一去不返了。我说不出有多么伤心,也说不出这小小的花朵给了我多么深刻的影响。我止不住地想,这么漂亮的生命仅仅存在一天,是多么的不幸啊。但是不久,我突然意识到,它们给了我多么重要的启示。

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

生命的长短并不重要,重要的是你活过了,用你全部的光辉,尽情绽放,给那些与你有缘的人带来欢乐。无论对于牵牛花,还是我们每一个人,这才是最最重要的。

现在,牵牛花让我以一种前所未有的方式珍惜每一个新的日子。每天晚上我都会去看一看这些牵牛花,知道这些花朵明天不会再有了,新的花朵将会取代它们。如果我们每天早晨醒来的时候,知道我们只有一天可以生存,那么对于多数人来讲,生活将会变得非常不同。

现在,每天早晨醒来,我都会感激自己又获得了一份礼物------美丽光辉的新一天。自然是人类最好的老师,如果我们关注周围一切美好的事物,我们就会从生活中学到许多东西。

(此文为首相根据英语原文翻译,已在有关报刊发表,谢绝转载。特此说明。)

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

 

附英文原文:

Morning Glories

I have never planted seeds before because I am not a very patient person and waiting for the little green shoots to rise above the ground was just too much for me. But this year, I thought I would give it a try. So in the spring of this year, I planted my garden. I chose many types of flowers and among them, Morning Glories. Within a month, many of the other flowers were bursting through the earth, but not the Morning Glories.

Each morning I would run outside to check on them and nothing, nothing for several weeks more. I was about to give up on them. I was sure that they wouldn’t blossom. And then one day, it happened! They had broken through the earth and were starting to climb. And climb and climb and climb they did….with their big beautiful heart shaped leaves.

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

 And so the saga continued, nothing for weeks and weeks and weeks but more and more beautiful leaves. And I thought to myself, “Well, leaves are nice, but that is all I will probably get at this point.” And then one fine and glorious morning, there it was, the most beautiful sky-blue morning glory I have ever seen! It seemed like a miracle to me. I had waited over 3 months for this one delicate, funnel-shaped flower to show up and now here it was, in all its splendor.

It reminded me of just how many times I had waited in life for something I had longed for and how incredible it felt when it finally arrived and also how many times, that I had wanted to throw in the towel and just give up.

But at the end of the day, they turn a most beautiful shade of lavender, and then close up, wither and die. They live for only one day and then they are gone. I cannot tell you how much this saddened me and what a profound effect this little flower had upon my life. I kept thinking how sad to be so beautiful and live for only one day. And then I suddenly realized what a gift they were.

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

 You see it doesn’t matter how long your life is. It only matters that you were here, in all your glory, that you opened up completely and let your light shine and that you brought joy to those who came into contact with you. That’s what matters to the morning glory and that’s what really matters to all of us.

The morning glories make me appreciate every new day now, in a way I didn’t before. Each evening I go and visit with them knowing those particular ones won’t be here tomorrow, new ones will take their place. If we knew when we woke up in the morning, that we only had that one day to really live, life would be very different indeed for many of us.

Now, each morning I give thanks that I have been given the gift of another day in all its glory. We can learn a lot from life if we remain open to the beauty that is all around us. And nature can be one of our greatest teachers.

What a profound lesson from such a simple flower. Thank you, my sweet little morning glories!

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

   (英语文章来源:http://www.inspirationalwords.org/lesson-morning-glory/

 

 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋 牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋 

 
首相新居盛开的淡蓝色牵牛花
 

牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋 牵牛花 - 首相 - 陶然斋

 

 

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