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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:春日激情篇 49 Life is a Do it yourself Project 生活是一项自己行为的工程(mp3)

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生命可贵,每一天都是上天的恩赐,是送给我们最美好的礼物。
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49 Life is a Do it yourself Project 生活是一项自己行为的工程

He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife and his extended family. He would miss the paycheck,but he needed to retire. They could get by.
一位老木匠准备退休。他告诉老板自己准备离开建筑行业,与老伴和儿孙们共享天伦之乐,过一种更悠闲自在的生活。虽不再有薪水,但他的确需要好好休息了。至于日子嘛。还可以凑合着过。

The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.The carpenter said yes,but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials.It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
眼看这位优秀的木工就要离去,老板很遗憾。他问木工可否帮忙再建一所房子。木工答应了,可很容易看出,此时他做事已心不在焉,做出的活儿技艺粗糙,用料也没那么考究了。他就这样为自己的建筑生涯画上了句号,真是令人遗憾。

When the carpenter finished his work and the employer came to inspect the house and handed the front door key to the carpenter."This is your house,"he said,"my gift to you."
房子建好后,老板过来验收新房并交给木工一把前门钥匙,说:“这房子归你了,当我送给你的礼物。”

What a shock!What a shame!If he had only known he was building his own house,he would have done it all so differently.Now he had to live in the home he had built none too well.
多让人吃惊。多让人羞愧啊!假如他知道在为自己建造房屋。就会做得大不一样。现在:他不得不住在自己建造的那所粗制滥造的房子里了。

So it is with us.We build our lives in a distracted way,reacting rather than acting,willing to put up less than the best.At important points we do not give the job our best effort.Then with a shock we look at the situation we have created and find that we are now living in the house we have built.If we had realized that we would have done things differently.
我们又何尝不是如此呢?我们心浮气躁地应付生活,不是主动工作而是被动应付,能省则省。关键时刻也没尽心尽力。蓦然回首,才膛目结舌地发现自’己正住在自己建造的那所房子里,自食苦果。早知如此,何必当初。

Think of yourself as the carpenter.Think about your house.Each day you hammer a nail,place a board or erect a wall.Build wisely.It is the only life you will ever build.Even if you live it for only one day more, that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity.The plaque on the wall says,"Life is a do-it-yourself project."Who could say it more clearly?Your life tomorrow would be the results of your attitudes and choices you make today.
就当自己是那位木工。就当为自己建房,每天钉钉、铺板、砌墙。那么,你就该用心地去建造。你只有一次机会去打造自己的生活。哪怕你只在房子里多生活一天,这一天也应该活得优雅、有尊严。墙上的铭匾写道:“生活正如一项为自己打造的工程。还有什么比这更清楚的呢?明日的生活源于今日的态度与抉择。

英语词汇注释

carpenter n. 木匠
resort vi. 诉诸
shoddy adj. 劣质的
distract  vt. 转移,分心
erect vt. 建筑,竖立
graciously adv. 仁慈地,和蔼庄重地
dignity n. 尊严
plaque n. 匾,饰板

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