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  Travels on Holidaysin China.

  Nowadays, more and more people like to travel in their holidays. The other day I read a report about the ways people spend their holidays. It is reported that in recent yiars several new holiday habits have been developed. Among them, the most interesting one is the growth of the so-called holiday camps.

  From the report we can see that in 1990,40 percent of people stayed at home for holidays. But now the proportion has reduced to 9 percent. More people go out for fun. The proportion of camping and traveling abroad was increasing steadily, from 10 percent in 1990 to 38 percent in 20xx, and 12 percent in 1990 to 26 percent in 20xx respectively.

  People enjoy the fresh air, clean Water and green hills when they go camping in the suburbs. In 1990,38 percent people enjoyed going to the seaside while in 20xx only 27 percent prefer to go there. What great changes! Why did those changes appear I think there are several reasons. First, it s because people can afford traveling. Second, people prefer to pursue a high-quality and colorful life. Third, their attitudes to relaxation have changed.

  Less people want to save much money by leading a simple life. In short, peoples living standard today has been rising greatly.


  For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.


  For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.


  For a slim figure, share your foodwith the hungry.


  For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.


  For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.


  People, even more than things, have to be restored, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.


  Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find them at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.



  On the seashore of endless worlds children meet.

  The infinite sky is motionless overhead

  And the restless water is boisterous.

  On the seashore of endless worlds

  The children meet with shouts and dances.

  They build their houses with sand,And they play with empty shells.

  With withered leaves they weave

  Their boats and smilingly float them

  On the vast deep.

  Children have their play on the

  Seashore of worlds.

  They know not how to swim,They know not how to cast nets.

  Pearl-fishers dive for pearls,Merchants sail in their ships,While children gather pebbles

  And scatter them again.

  They seek not for hidden treasures,They know not how to cast nets.

  The sea surges up with laughter,And pale gleams the smile of the sea-beach.

  Death-dealing waves sing

  Meaningless ballads to the children,Even like a mother while rocking her baby 8217;s cradle.

  The sea plays with children,And pale gleams the smile of the sea-beach.

  On the seashore of endless worlds children meet.

  Tempest roams in the pathless sky,Ships are wrecked in the trackless water,Death is abroad and children play.

  On the seashore of endless worlds is the

  Great meeting of children.

















  1. Life is not fair, get used to it.

  2. The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

  3. You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car, until you earn both.

  4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

  5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

  6. If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

  7. Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to your talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.

  8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

  9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

  10. Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.


  Who can say that their lives are not insignificant?


  Everyone's life is composed with one after another insignificant day.


  Some people got their willpower abraded in this endless loop of days.


  They think this is how things can only be like.


  So they choose to reach a compromise and become mediocre. They become the background colors in others' eyes. They won't achieve anything great to be written down in history, nor can they bring any enjoyment to the people around them.


  They are alive, but deep down in their hearts something important has died.


  And there are another kind of people. They choose to live with dignity.


  A graceful lifestyle is not a show for others to watch. You live it because you deserve it. Through it, you are avoiding to become a victim of this cruel world.


  This kind of people know how to find joy in simple things. They know how to make a common day safisticated and meaningful.


  Life has denied them some beauty. But they build them with their own hands.


  So which kind of these two are you? And which kind are you willing to be?


  Have you find the answer?



  2.The Necktie through Thick and Thin

  From hat to shoes,men's clothes are useful.Only one piece of clothing is worn just for decoration.It is the necktie,or cravat.The necktie is left over from the time when men wore ruffles,ribbons,and tassels.

  Beau Brummel was an Englishman of the early 1800's.He was famous for his fancy clothes.The story is told that he used to invite guests just to watch him knot his white cravat.

  Now,perhaps,even the necktie is going out of style.It has been getting smaller and smaller for hundreds of years.It started out as a piece of lace and turned into a silk bow.Then it became a triangle that was tied around the neck.Now many neckties are no wider than a piece of string.






  What day is it today? Is it Tuesday or Thursday? This thought raced through her mind as she sat back with her studentsgoing over the lesson that never seemed to end. Didn’t I just do this yesterday? Or was it a year ago? Hell, everything seemed to jumble together anymore. "Miss Smith

  can I go to the bathroom?" Jorge asked, as he proceeded to jump from one foot to another, holding himself. How many times have I heard this? She wondered as she abruptly said, "Yes" and watched as he raced out of the room.

  Sitting at the table she gazed at her students while thinking of what she would do after work. Maybe I’ll go to the gym or stop at the market for something to eat tonight. Mechanically she continued with her lesson on the short letter "a" with her students. "The letter "a" makes what sound?" "a, a, a", the students sang together going through the empty motions. The clock dragged away the minutes teasing her with the tediousness of the day.

  Won’t it end? She thought as the phone rang out its morse code for her room. Sighing she stood up and walked through the maze of students desks to get to the phone. Picking up the receiver the other voice seemed a hundred miles away. Oh, how I wish I were anywhere but here. Here mind wandered to the hot exotic beach of Cabo, Mexico, where she had spent her last summer break. She still remembered the cool breezes that caressed her skin as she lay on the gritty sand.

  "Miss Smith did you hear me?" the secretary annoyingly asked her. "Oh, sorry. What did you say?" "Can you send Carla to the office?" the secretary impatiently asked. "Oh, course" she replied as she hung up the phone. She turned from the phone and yelled out Carla’s name. Carla, who was one of the many who always seemed so needy that were in her class this year. Carla looked up from her desk, her hair hanging like a matted displaced doll. Her face was lined with dirt that gave her the appearance of one of those munchkins from the Wizard of Oz. "You need to go to the office", she said while Carla slowly rose from her desk. "Why do I have to go?" whined Carla. "It’s between you and the office—just go up" she hastily turned her back as Carla walked out of the room. Like having free school uniforms is the answer. It would be nice if just once someone called saying something nice or thanking me for all the endless crap I have to deal with. With a sigh she walked back to her other students who were clustered at the back table patiently waiting her return.

  The rest of the afternoon blurred into one long endless repetition. Finally the bell rang as a relief. As she led her students out the door they walked behind her as baby chicks returning to their fold. She noticed that their mother hens clucked to them behind the iron gate. As she proceeded to walk down the corridor, the air, which rose with the musical tingle of Spanish coloring everything that touched it, greeted her. She watched with a touch of envy as the children left her to return to those homes that probably were filled with laughter and warmth while she would once again return to the same endless march of boredom.

  "Senora, un momento por favor" She turned her head and noticed the small shriveled man, his brown face lined with a map to places only he knew. "Thanks for helping my grandson Julio to read" the gentleman said in his faltering broken English. She immediately thought of Julio, who once as unreachable as a hardened walnut, slowly cracked opened to reveal the eager child inside. She thought of the inner struggle Julio must have had as he tried to make sense of the foreign letters and the sudden joy when he had unbroken the mysterious code. Was the grandfather the same? She looked up at this elderly gentleman, probably his grandfather, and quickly recognized the sameness of the two. "Gracias Senora" a weathered hand came out and firmly grasped hers with warmth that radiated from his soul to hers. Just as abruptly he removed his hand and left her. As he walked away she thought of that exotic sun and realized maybe it was closer to her than she thought.


  她坐在桌边,眼睛盯着学生,脑子里却在想,下了班该去哪里。也许该去健身,或者去市场买点东西晚上吃。她机械地上着课,给学生讲字母“a”。“‘a’怎么念?”“a, a, a”学生们齐声干巴巴地念着。时钟一分分过去,似乎在嘲笑她这沉闷的一天。






  One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank.


  There I would enjoy the peace and quiet,在那里我可以享受闲适和宁静,watch the water rush downstream,看河水奔流而下,and listen to the chirps of birds,听鸟儿啁啾,and the rustling of leaves in the trees.


  I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.


  When I think about the bamboo tree 8217;s ability to bounce back or return to its original position,每当我想到竹子这种弹回去或者说恢复原状的本领时,the word resilience comes to mind.


  When used in reference to a person this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression or any other situation that stretches the limits of a person 8217;s emotions.


  Have you ever felt like you are about to snap?


  Have you ever felt like you are at your breaking point?


  Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.


  During the experience you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health.


  You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.


  Life is a mixture of good times and bad times,人生是一个五味瓶,happy moments and unhappy moments.


  The next time you are experiencing one of those bad times or unhappy moments that take you close to your breaking point,下一次当你遭遇逆境感受悲伤几乎要被它们推到崩溃的边缘时,bend but don 8217;t break.


  Try your best not to let the situation get the best of you.


  A measure of hope will take you through the unpleasant ordeal.


  With hope for a better tomorrow or a better situation,心怀希望迎接一个更美好的明天或者更好的状况时,things may not be as bad as they seem to be.


  The unpleasant ordeal may be easier to deal with if the end result is worth having.


  If the going gets tough and you are at your breaking point,假如你正面对困难处在崩溃的边缘,show resilience.


  Like the bamboo tree, bend, but don 8217;t break.



  Cinema goers in the UK are licking their lips in anticipation of the films to be released in time for the Christmas holidays. And this year it looks like they will be spoiled for choice as fantasy films continue to dominate the Christmas market.

  The latest Harry Potter adventure, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, has already become the most successful film in UK cinema history, earning over £14 million (130 million RMB) in the first three days of its release. Fans of the franchise have been flocking to cinemas all over the country to watch Harry's progress.

  But if Harry thinks he's going to have it all his own way this year, he may be in for a surprise. That's because a new blockbuster saga is on its way to UK cinema screens.

  Based on the classic novels of CS Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe poses a threat to the dominance of the Harry Potter films. The film follows the adventures of three children who discover a gateway to the magical world of Narnia. Once they have entered Narnia they become involved in a war between good and evil.

  The producers of the Narnia films will be hoping to emulate the success of the Lord of the Rings films which topped the Christmas box office between 20xx and 20xx. Since the Narnia novels have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide, it seems likely that the films will also be a runaway success.

  However, there is one other fictional heavyweight who could challenge Harry Potter's hold over the Christmas audience. King Kong roars his way back onto the silver screen on 14th December. Directed by Lord of the Rings director, Peter Jackson, this film is a big-budget remake of the 1933 classic. The giant ape has been recreated digitally and is more life-like and terrifying than ever.

  So whether you are a fan of monster monkeys, schoolboy wizards or enchanted worlds, it looks like this Christmas will be a great time for going to the movies.




  改编自CS Lewis的经典小说《纳尼亚王国历险记》的电影《狮子、女巫、魔衣橱》有可能会撼动哈里波特系列电影的统治地位。电影以三个孩子的历险故事为主线。他们发现了一个通往纳尼亚魔幻世界的通道。当他们进入纳尼亚的时候,发现自己被卷入了一场正邪之间的'战争。





  A Ball to Roll Around


  by Robert G Allman


  I lost my sight when I was four years old by falling off a box car in a freight yard in Atlantic City and landing on my head. Now I am thirty-two. I can vaguely remember the brightness of sunshine and what colour red is. It would be wonderful to see again, but a calamity can do strange things to people.


  It occurred to me the other day that I might not have come to love life as I do if I hadn' t been blind. I believe in life now. I am not so sure that I would have believed in it so deeply, otherwise. I don' t mean that I would prefer to go without my eyes. I simply mean that the loss of them made me appreciate the more what I had left.


  Life, I believe, asks a continuous series of adjustments to reality. The more readily a person is able to make these adjustments, the more meaningful his own private world becomes. The adjustment is never easy. I was bewildered and afraid. But I was lucky. My parents and my teachers saw something in me ——a potential to live, you might call it ——which I didn’t see, and they made me want to fight it out with blindness.


  The hardest lesson I had to learn was to believe in myself. That was basic. If I hadn't been able to do that, I would have collapsed and become a chair rocker on the front porch for the rest of my life . When I say belief in myself I am not talking about simply the kind of self-confidence that helps me down an unfamiliar staircase alone. That is part of it. But I mean something bigger than that: an assurance that I am, despite imperfections, a real, positive person that somewhere in the sweeping, intricate pattern of people there is a special place where I can make myself fit.


  It took me years to discover and strengthen this assurance. It had to start with the most elementary things. Onc e a man gave me an indoor baseball. I thought he was mocking me and I was hurt . "I can' t use this," I said. "Take it with you," he urged me," and roll it around. "The words stuck in my head." Roll it around!" By rolling the ball I could hear where it went. This gave me an idea how to achieve a goal I had thought impossible: playing baseball. At Philadelphia' s Overbrook School for the Blind I invented a successful variation of baseball. We called it ground ball.

  我花了很长时间才树立并不断加强这一信念。这要从最简单的事做起。有一次一个人给我一个室内玩的棒球,我以为他在嘲笑我,心里很难受。“我不能使这个。”我说。“你拿去,”他竭力劝我,“在地上滚。”他的'话在我脑子里生了根。“在地上滚!” 滚球使我听见它朝哪儿滚动。我马上想到一个我曾认为不可能达到的目标:打棒球。在费城的奥弗布鲁克盲人学校,我发明了一种很受人欢迎的棒球游戏,我们称它为地面球。

  All my life I have set ahead of me a series of goals and then tried to reach them, one at a time. I had to learn my limitations. It was no good to try for something I knew at the start was wildly out of reach because that only invited the bitterness of failure. I would fail sometimes anyway but on the average I made progress.



  There was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content. He was happy because he was content. He was content because he was happy. 从前在非洲有一位快乐而满足的农夫。他因满足而快乐,同时也因快乐而感到满足。

  One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along them. 有一天,一位智者向他走来并告知他关于钻石的荣耀,以及随之而来权力。

  The wise man says, “If you had a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist you could probably own your own country.” And then he went away. 智者说,“如果你拥有一块拇指般大的钻石,你就能换到一座属于自己的'城市;如果你拥有一块拳头般大的钻石,你就可能会拥有一个属于自己的国家。”说完他便离开了。

  That night the farmer couldn’t sleep. He was

  unhappy and he was discontent. He was unhappy because he was discontent, and he was discontent because he was unhappy. 那一晚,农夫难以入睡,他开始变得不快乐而且不满足起来。他因不满足而不快乐,同样也因为不快乐而变得不满足。

  The next morning he made arrangements to sell off his farm, took care of his family and went in search of diamonds. He looked all over Africa and couldn’t find any. He looked all through Europe and couldn’t find any. When he got to Spain, he was emotionally, physically and financially broke. He got so disheartened that he threw himself into the Barcelona River and committed suicide. 第二天早上,他卖掉了自己的农场,安顿好了他的家人便踏上了寻找钻石之路。他寻遍了整个非洲但却一无所获。他找遍整个欧洲还是一无所获。当他到达西班牙的时候,他已精神崩溃、周身疲惫、钱财耗尽。绝望之下,他跳进了巴塞罗那河,自杀了。

  Back home, the person who had bought his farm was

  watering the camels at a stream that ran through the farm. Across the stream, the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow. 而在他的家乡,买下他农场的那个人此时正在小溪边给


  He thought it would look good on the mantelpiece. He picked up the stone and put it in the living room. That afternoon the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling. He asked, “Is Hafiz back?”


  The new owner said, “No, why do you ask?”The wise man said, “Because that is a diamond. I recognize one when I see one.” The man said, “No, that’s just a stone I picked up from the stream. Come, I’ll show you. There are many more.’They went and picked some samples and sent them for analysis. Sure enough, the stones were diamonds. They found that the farm was indeed covered with acres and acres of diamonds.



  There are many areas in which peace needs to be accomplished,许多方面需要做到心静如水:

  within ourselves, between ourselves and others,我们的内心,我们和他人之间的关系,and between ourselves and the divine.


  When any part is out of balance,当任何一方失去平衡,a lasting peace cannot be maintained.


  A state of peace does not grow out of a false sense of safety,一种平静的.心境并不来自于一种错觉的安全感,but out of understanding how to interact with the forces we are subjected to.


  Rather than reacting automatically,不要去机械地应对,we must learn how to best respond.


  Automatic, habitual reactions lead us and others into blind alleys.


  Responding, on the other hand, includes response-ability,而相反,理智的反应,包括反应能力,the power to see things as they are,却是一种能看透事物本质的能力,stay balanced and make an appropriate response.


  This is the action of seeking peace.


  Many may not be aware of the enormous power their choices and actions have upon their lives and the lives of others.


  It has been said that even a small amount of real love has the power to dissolve mountains of hate.


  The wonder is why we are so mean with our good will,why we hold onto thoughts of hatred and revenge.


  Seeing this is the first step.

  认识到这一点是第一步,Letting go comes next.


  Rather than pretending to be loving and peaceful,we must learn how to actively work with all that opposes peace.


  We must learn how to work with our fear and anger when it arises.


  Even in the midst of anger we can be peaceful,if we learn how to handle it properly.


  In this way we pursue and practice peace.




  However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults in paradise.


  Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich mans abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.



  I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there and have as cheering thoughts. As in a palace, the towns poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.


  May be they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving. Most think that they are above being supported by the town, but it often happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means, which should be more disreputable.

  也许他们十分伟大,对任何事情皆可坦然受之。 大多数人认为他们不屑于接受城镇的施救; 但是实际上他们经常使用不诚实的手段来维持自己的生计,这是更为不体面的。

  Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old, return to them. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.



  1 .However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names.

  英语点睛:这实际上是几个短句,后面的句子都省略了however mean your life is.

  2 .The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich mans abode.



  1 .However hard this task is. we can finish:we must finish it.


  2 .You are as good as you think you are.



  The Hand



  [1]A Thanksgiving Day editorial(社论)in the newspaper told of a school teacher who asked her class of first graders to draw a picture of something they were thankful for. She thought of how little these children from poor neighborhoods actually had to be thankful for. But she knew that most of them would draw pictures of turkeys or tables with food. The teacher was taken aback(吃惊;惊讶)with the picture Douglas handed in… a smile childishly drawn hand.


  [2]But whose hand? The class was captivated(迷惑;困惑)by the abstract(抽象的)image. “I think it must be the hand of God that brings us food,” said one child. “A farmer,” said another, “because he grows the turkeys.” Finally when the others were at work, the teacher bent(弯腰;屈身)over Douglas’s desk and asked whose hand it was. “It’s your hand, Teacher,” he mumbled(咕哝;含糊地说).


  [3]She recalled that frequently at recess(课间休息)she had taken Douglas, a scrubby(身材矮小的)forlorn(孤独的)child by the hand. She often did that with the children. But it meant so much to Douglas. Perhaps this was everyone’s Thanksgiving, not for the material things given to us but for the chance, in whatever small way, to give to others.



  I wanted to stop, and one day I did, just like that. Told myself I would focus on building and improving myself. I began to take pride in hygiene, exercising, and building hobbies (mainly playing the piano) It's been almost exactly a month since that day and I'd just like to share where I've gotten since then.




  Dear Seth,


  You're only three years old, and at this point in your life you can't read, much less understand what I'm going to try to tell you in this letter.


  But I've been thinking a lot about the life that you have ahead of you, about my life so far as I reflect on what I've learned, and about my role as a dad in trying to prepare you for the trials that you will face in the coming years。


  You won't be able to understand this letter today, but someday, when you're ready, I hope you will find some wisdom and value in what I share with you。


  You are young, and life has yet to take its toll on you, to throw disappointments and heartaches and loneliness and struggles and pain into your path. You have not been worn down yet by long hours of thankless work, by the slings and arrows of everyday life。


  For this, be thankful. You are at a wonderful stage of life. You have many wonderful stages of life still to come, but they are not without their costs and perils。


  I hope to help you along your path by sharing some of the best of what I've learned. As with any advice, take it with a grain of salt. What works for me might not work for you。


  Life Can Be Cruel


  There will be people in your life who won't be very nice. They'll tease you because you're different, or for no good reason. They might try to bully you or hurt you。


  There's not much you can do about these people except to learn to deal with them, and learn to choose friends who are kind to you, who actually care about you, who make you feel good about yourself.


  When you find friends like this, hold on to them, treasure them, spend time with them, be kind to them, love them。


  There will be times when you are met with disappointment instead of success. Life won't always turn out the way you want. This is just another thing you'll have to learn to deal with. But instead of letting these things get you down, push on. Accept disappointment and learn to persevere, to pursue your dreams despite pitfalls. Learn to turn negatives into positives, and you'll do much better in life。


  You will also face heartbreak and abandonment by those you love. I hope you don't have to face this too much, but it happens.


  Again, not much you can do but to heal, and to move on with your life. Let these pains become stepping stones to better things in life, and learn to use them to make you stronger。


  But Be Open to life Anyway


  Yes, you'll find cruelty and suffering in your journey through life … but don't let that close you to new things. Don't retreat from life, don't hide or wall yourself off. Be open to new things, new experiences, new people。


  You might get your heart broken 10 times, but find the most wonderful woman the 11th time. If you shut yourself off from love, you'll miss out on that woman, and the happiest times of your life。


  You might get teased and bullied and hurt by people you meet … and then after meeting dozens of jerks, find a true friend. If you close yourself off to new people, and don't open your heart to them, you'll avoid pain … but also lose out on meeting some incredible people, who will be there during the toughest times of your life and create some of the best times of your life。


  You will fail many times but if you allow that to stop you from trying, you will miss out on the amazing feeling of success once you reach new heights with your accomplishments. Failure is a stepping stone to success。


  Love Should Be Your Rule


  If there's a single word you should live your life by, it should be this: Love. It might sound corny, I know … but trust me, there's no better rule in life。

  如果让一个词成为你的生活支撑的话,那它应该是爱。也许这听来已是老生常谈,我也清楚… 但是请信任我,再没有更好的生活准则了。

  Some would live by the rule of success. Their lives will be stressful, unhappy and shallow。


  Others would live by the rule of selfishness — putting their needs above those of others. They will live lonely lives, and will also be unhappy。


  Still others will live by the rule of righteousness — trying to show the right path, and admonishing anyone who doesn't live by that path. They are concerned with others, but in a negative way, and in the end will only have their own righteousness to live with, and that's a horrible companion。


  Live your life by the rule of love. Love your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, with all of your heart. Give to them what they need, and show them not cruelty nor disapproval nor coldness nor disappointment, but only love. Open your soul to them。


  Love not only your loved ones, but your neighbors … your coworkers … strangers … your brothers and sisters in humanity. Offer anyone you meet a smile, a kind word, a kind gesture, a helping hand。


  Love not only neighbors and strangers … but your enemy. The person who is cruelest to you, who has been unkind to you … love him. He is a tortured soul, and most in need of your love。


  And most of all, love yourself. While others may criticize you, learn not to be so hard on yourself, to think that you’re ugly or dumb or unworthy of love … but to think instead that you are a wonderful human being, worthy of Happiness and love … and learn to love yourself for who you are。


  Finally, know that I love you and always will. You are starting out on a weird, scary, daunting, but ultimately incredibly wonderful journey, and I will be there for you when I can. Godspeed.