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  • In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, spoke1 of the relation of work to one’s other commitments:


    Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling2 some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.


    But the other four balls family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed3, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How?


    Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.


    Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.


    Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as they would be your life, for without them, life is meaningless.


    Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.


    Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.


    Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds4 us to each together.


    Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.


    Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give it; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.


    Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been, but also where you are going.


    Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.


    Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.


    Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved5.


    Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored6 each step of the way.

    生命不是一场赛跑, 而是一步一个脚印的旅程。

    Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift: that’s why we call it ‘The Present’.


     8级    美文 
     单词标签: spoke  juggling  scuffed  binds  retrieved  savored 


    1 spoke [spəʊk] XryyC   第11级
    n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
    • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company. 他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
    • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre. 辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
    2 juggling ['dʒʌglɪŋ] juggling   第9级
    n. 欺骗, 杂耍(=jugglery) adj. 欺骗的, 欺诈的 动词juggle的现在分词
    • He was charged with some dishonest juggling with the accounts. 他被指控用欺骗手段窜改账目。
    • The accountant went to prison for juggling his firm's accounts. 会计因涂改公司的帐目而入狱。
    3 scuffed [skʌft] 6f08ab429a81544fbc47a95f5c147e74   第12级
    v.使磨损( scuff的过去式和过去分词 );拖着脚走
    • I scuffed the heel of my shoe on the stonework. 我的鞋跟儿给铺好的石头磨坏了。
    • Polly dropped her head and scuffed her feet. 波莉低下头拖着脚走开了。 来自辞典例句
    4 binds [baindz] c1d4f6440575ef07da0adc7e8adbb66c   第7级
    v.约束( bind的第三人称单数 );装订;捆绑;(用长布条)缠绕
    • Frost binds the soil. 霜使土壤凝结。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • Stones and cement binds strongly. 石头和水泥凝固得很牢。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    5 retrieved [rɪ'tri:vd] 1f81ff822b0877397035890c32e35843   第7级
    v.取回( retrieve的过去式和过去分词 );恢复;寻回;检索(储存的信息)
    • Yesterday I retrieved the bag I left in the train. 昨天我取回了遗留在火车上的包。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat. 他伸手从后座上取回了自己的夹克。 来自辞典例句
    6 savored [ˈseivəd] b2e8dc5ced86b908663d80760a443370   第9级
    v.意味,带有…的性质( savor的过去式和过去分词 );给…加调味品;使有风味;品尝
    • We savored the barbed hits in his reply. 我们很欣赏他在回答中使用的带刺的俏皮话。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    • We savored, (the pleasures of) mountain life to the full. 我们充分体会了山居生活的乐趣。 来自辞典例句

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