清瑕随笔:感恩节,把我的微笑“捐”给你


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题记:今天是感恩节。 这个美国的传统节日今天已经为世人所熟知。事实上,知恩图报一直都是我们中华民族最重要的传统美德之一,感恩教育也始终是教育的永恒主题。今天把刚到美国学习期间发表的英语小短文和它的中文意译分享给大家。在这个洋节日里,让我们“捐”出自己的微笑,享受感恩的快乐。





           把我的微笑捐给你

 

这是一个真实的故事。它发生在那个温情的夏天。


初夏的午后,刚放学的我到公交车站乘车回家。车站的人不多,同时等车的还有一位慈眉善目的残疾人。他坐在轮椅上,微笑着和我打招呼。稍等片刻,公交车来了。司机打开车内残障通道,这位残疾人沿着通道平稳的上车,直到司机帮他固定好座位,其它乘客则在后面有秩序的静静等候。

   

车内很安静,有的看书,有的带着耳机听音乐,有的和朋友悄声交谈。很喜欢美国公交的这份安静,它让我能静静享受窗外的风景。而今天更是特别,总预感有一个美丽的故事将要发生。

 

车到了下一站,上来两个年轻人,学生模样,手里抱着一个大大的捐款箱。他们刚坐下,就有人问:“你们募集到足够的钱了吗?”“暂时没有”,其中一个解释说,“我们是在为救助流浪者募捐。”全车乘客向他们投去赞许的目光。

 

这时,那位残疾人士突然抬起头,面对两位募捐者,含着微笑说:“我没有钱,但我能捐出我的微笑!”

 

他一语惊人,瞬间的沉默后,车厢内所有人都露出赞美的笑容,纷纷举手鼓掌。霎时,温馨的暖流在整个车厢荡漾。

 

这个普通残疾人的形象,在我心中高大起来。虽然他身体残疾,但他却有健全的心灵。是的,每个人都能拿出自己的礼物,无论贫富,无论残全,只要你心存感恩,都能送出自己特有的爱。这个残疾人,用他特别捐赠,给整个车厢带来了温馨和快乐,更让我感悟了人世的温情和友爱。


虽然我不能明白人们全部的交谈,但我懂得了一个世间真谛 :微笑是世界上最美的语言!

 

附发表的英文原文:

 

     No money, just a smile 

 

This is a true story. It happened this summer.

 

A man in wheelchair was at the bus stop. He said hello to me. The bus came a few minutes later. The driver lowered the steps of the bus for the wheelchair to get on. The passengers waited.

 

American buses are usually quiet. Passengers read, listen to music, or talk with friends very quietly. It lets you enjoy the scenery outside. This bus was a bit different because something beautiful happened.

 

When the bus stopped at Drake University. Two young people got on the bus. They held a big donation box. After they sat down, someone asked, "Did you raise enough money?” One of them said, "Not yet.” They told us they were volunteers, and they were collecting money to help the homeless. Many passengers smiled and told them they were doing a good thing.

 

The men in the wheelchair turned his head and said, "I don't have money, but I can give you my smile for a donation."  

 

All the people became quiet. Then they clapped their hands and smiled. Happiness and warmness spread throughout the bus.

 

This man is my role model. He cannot walkbut his a spirit is healthy and  strong. Everyone has a gift. Everyone has something to give. His smile made a wonderful donation. He filled the bus with joy.

 

I couldn’t fully understand what they talked about afterwards on the bus. I just knew that his smile was better than any language in the world.