英语点津:网友分享身边的“小确幸”

转眼,2020年已进入下半年。今年这场疫情引起的恐慌、不安让很多人更加渴望回归正常的生活。

有国外网友在Reddit论坛上发问,想征集大家最近生活中的“小确幸”和“小美好”,给暗淡的生活添一抹亮色。

What happened today that made you happy?

今天有没有发生什么让你开心的事情?

没想到,一个岁月静好的问题,评论区却异常热闹:

1树在,山在,大地在,你还要一个怎样更好的世界?

A hummingbird keeps coming to my window and hovering. No reason why but it is fun to watch.

有一只蜂鸟一直跑到我的窗户跟前来,各种徘徊。不知道它为什么要这样做,但是看着好有趣。

只是一句简单的描述,但言语间却是满满的幸福感,网友纷纷点赞,下方的两条评论也非常可爱:

Could be seeing its reflection in the window and wondering why it's not joining them.

可能是看到了自己在窗户里的倒影,好奇为啥对方不加入自己。

Could be it thinks you are a lovely delicious flower.

可能是它觉得PO主就是一朵可爱的花儿噢~

不快乐的话就去看一场“日出江花红胜火”吧。

The sun rays piercing through the morning clouds. It always puts a smile on my face seeing how beautiful it is.

阳光穿过了清晨的云层。每次看到这么美的景色,我都会忍不住微笑。

2人生十之八九不如意,唯有一点小欢喜

I got my first job!

我找到了第一份工作!

I spoke to an old friend.

我跟一个老朋友聊天了。

My stew came out better than the last time I made it.

我炖的菜比上次做的好吃。

A friend made too much banana bread and I get a whole loaf!

我朋友的香蕉面包做多了,于是我也得到了一整条!

The person in front of me in a drive thru bought my breakfast.:D

外卖车道的前一个人帮我买了早饭,嘻嘻。

3念念不忘,必有回响

My 87 year old dad was declared cancer free!

我87岁的老父亲战胜癌症了!

The paper I've been working on through my whole PhD got accepted!!!

我整个博士生涯一直在钻研的论文被接收了!!!

4家人闲坐,灯火可亲

My daughter told me she loved me, and that I'm her best friend; she's 3, (almost 4), years old. I suffer from (possible bipolar) depression, and anxiety, so this made my heart swell. I don't know what I ever did to deserve such a precious child. Just typing this is making me tear up a little, lol.

我的女儿跟我说她爱我,说我是她最好的朋友。她才3岁(快4岁了)。而我正饱受(可能是双向)抑郁症和焦虑症的折磨,所以这真的让我充满力量。我不知道自己何德何能能拥有这样一个珍贵的孩子,光是打这段字就让我有点泪目了。哈哈。

My dad got a job as a warehouse manager that he needed so he doesn't need to work 2 jobs and he can see me and my family more.

我爸找到了一份他想要的仓库管理的工作,这样他就不用打两份工,也可以有更多时间看看我和家里人了。

5请转发以下两条锦鲤

I DM'ed Arnold Schwarzenegger on reddit and he DM'ed me back :)))

我在Reddit上私信了施瓦辛格,他居然回复我了嘿嘿。

Told my boss to sell all of my vacation time except one week.

Turns out I had 1040 hrs saved up. Should be getting something like $15000 this Friday.

跟我老板说想把之前积攒的所有假期换成现金,只留一个星期的假就行了。结果发现,我一共积攒了1040个小时的假期,也就是说我这周五大概可以拿到1.5万美元。

6不吝赞美,及时鼓励

My boss told me I'm doing a good job.

I underestimated how powerful yet scarce, encouragemant and praise can be.

我的老板夸我工作做得好。我真的是低估了鼓励和赞美的力量和珍贵。

A student wrote a paragraph on our online class about how much she enjoyed my class and how much fun I made it. Made my week.

一个学生写了一段关于我们网课的评价,她说非常享受我的课堂,还说我特别有趣。让我开心了一个礼拜。

幸福与希望,悲伤和绝望总是在不断交替,这是生活的常态。只是,我们的快乐阈值越来越高,也就越来越忽视生活中的“小确幸”,但快乐其实随处皆可采撷。

文章来源:Chinadaily

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