2014.07.27【英译中】chicken soup for the soul(1)

发表于:2014-07-27 15:44 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

All day long I had been very busy; picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing floors. My grown children were coming home for the weekend. I went grocery shopping and prepared for a barbecue supper, complete with ribs and chicken. I wanted everything to be perfect.  
成日里我都很忙,忙着拾捡垃圾、清扫浴室、擦洗地板。我那已经长大了的孩子们会在周末回到家中。而我则会去食品店买点东西为晚餐的烤肉准备些排骨和鸡肉。我想看到每一件事情都能做到完美。
 
Suddenly, it dawned on me that I was dog-tired. I simply couldn't work as long as I could when I was younger. "I've got to rest for a minute," I told my husband, Roy, as I collapsed into my favorite rocking chair. Music was playing, my dog and cat were chasing each other and the telephone rang.  
然而我突然察觉自己已经精疲力尽了。我完全不能像我年轻的时候工作那样长的时间了。“我必须休息一会儿了。”当我瘫倒在我最喜欢的摇椅中时,我这样对我的丈夫罗伊说到。音乐声在室内回荡着,猫儿和狗儿在相互追逐打闹着,这时电话响起来了。
 
A scripture from Psalm 46 popped into my mind. "Be still, and know that I am God." I realized that I hadn't spent much time in prayer that day. Was I too busy to even utter a simple word of thanks to God? Suddenly, the thought of my beautiful patio came to mind. I can be quiet out there, I thought. I longed for a few minutes alone with God. 
圣诗46节中的一句话蓦地出现在我的脑海中,“你们要休息,要知道我是上帝”。我意识到那一天我并没有花太多精力在祷告上。难道我已经忙到没有时间向上帝发出一个简单的感恩之词了吗?忽然之间,我想起了我美丽的院子。我想在那里我可以获得宁静。我渴望能与神独处些时间。
 
Roy and I had invested a great deal of time and work in the patio that spring. The flowers and hanging baskets were breathtaking. It was definitely a heavenly place of rest and tranquility. If I can't be still with God in that environment, I can't be still with Him anywhere, I thought. While Roy was talking on the telephone, I slipped out the backdoor and sat down on my favorite patio chair. I closed my eyes and began to pray, counting my many blessings.  
那个春天,我和罗伊投入了很多时间和精力在我们的院子上。那里的花儿和挂着的花篮们美得令人惊叹。这确实是一个休憩和平静心灵的天堂般的地方。我想,若我在那样的环境中都无法与神相处,那么我将无处与它相处。当罗伊在讲电话时,我悄悄从后门溜出去,坐在了院子中我最爱椅子上。我闭目开始祈祷,默念着我的许多祝愿。



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