consider… you. in all time before now and in all time to come, there has never been and will never be anyone just like you. you are unique in the entire history and future of the universe. wow! stop and think about that. you're better than one in a million, or a billion, or a gazillion…
you are the only one like you in a sea of infinity!
you're amazing! you're awesome! and by the way, tag, you're it. as amazing and awesome as you already are, you can be even more so. beautiful young people are the whimsey of nature, but beautiful old people are true works of art. but you don't become "beautiful" just by virtue of the aging process.
real beauty comes from learning, growing, and loving in the ways of life. that is the art of life. you can learn slowly, and sometimes painfully, by just waiting for life to happen to you. or you can choose to accelerate your growth and intentionally devour life and all it offers. you are the artist that paints your future with the brush of today.
paint a masterpiece.
god gives every bird its food, but he doesn't throw it into its nest. wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, it's truly up to you.
"we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book whose pages are infinite---"
i do not know who wrote those words, but i have always liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want to make it. we can take the mysterious, hazy future and carve out of it anything that we can imagine, just like a sculptor carves a statue from a shapeless stone.
we are all in the position of the farmer. if we plant a good seed, we reap a good harvest. if our seed is poor and full of weeds, we reap a useless crop. if we plant nothing at all, we harvest nothing at all.
i want the future to be better than the past. i don't want it contaminated by the mistakes and errors with which history is filled. we should all be concerned about the future because that is where we will spend the reminder of our lives.
the past is gone and static. nothing we can do will change it. the future is before us and dynamic. everything we do will effect it. each day will brings with it new frontiers, in our homes and in our businesses, if we will only recognize them. we are just at the beginning of the progress in every field of human endeavor.
关于高中英语小短文：feeling in snow
as soon as i walked outside, i was greeted with the shimmering white blanket of cold. despite the chill overwhelming my skin, inside i was warm. i felt as though i could be giving off heat; i had the desire to stay out in this freeze for hours. it was the type of day that speaks to you through its elements; i took a deep breath to hear more snow was coming.
as i walked i looked up, trying to realize what made this day so beautiful, so serene. it was as if time had been put temporarily on hold and i along with it. or maybe i was the only one unpaused…either way, the solitude was comforting, and i sensed myself floating away. i sat down on the edge of a curb and listened. all there was to hear was the wind rushing over the top of my head and circling some old, cracking leaves some yards away. to me it was the reassuring sound of nature, trying not to be forgotten.
it did start to snow. none of those little flurries, but big, fat flakes which clung immediately to their surface.
then it was time to go and my reverie had to end. as i began walking again, i drifted back into this time frame, calm and cleared.
now if only i could remember where i was going.