来源：沪江听写酷 2011-03-10 23:05
Louder than Anything you can see I teach economics at UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) three times per week. Last Monday, at the beginning of class, I cheerfully asked my students how their weekend had been. One young man said that his weekend had not been so good. The young man then proceeded to ask me why I always seemed to be so cheerful. His question reminded me of something I'd read somewhere before: "Every morning when you get up, you have a choice about how you want to approach life that day," I said. "I choose to be cheerful." "Let me give you an example," I continued. "In addition to teaching here at UNLV, I also teach out at the community college in Henderson, 17 miles down the freeway from where I live. One day I drove those 17 miles to Henderson. I exited the freeway and turned onto College Drive. I only had to drive another quarter mile down the road to the college. But just then my car died. So I put my flashers on, grabbed my books, and marched down the road to the college. "As soon as I got there I called AAA and arranged for a tow truck to meet me at my car after class. The secretary in the Provost's office asked me what had happened.'This is my lucky day,' I replied, smiling. "'Your car breaks down and today is your lucky day?' She was puzzled.'What do you mean?'
行胜于言 我在内华达大学拉斯维加斯分校教经济学，每周上三次课。上周一，在刚开始上课的时候，我兴致勃勃地问学生们周末过得怎么样。一个男生说，他的周末不太愉快。然后，他又问我为何我总能保持那么快乐的心情。 他的问题使我想起了一句不知在哪里读过的话：“每天早上，当你起床的时候，你可以选择如何面对一天的生活。”我说：“我选择快乐。” “我给你们举个例子吧，”我继续说道，“除了在这儿上课，我还在亨德森市的一所社区大学任教，那儿离我家有17英里的高速公路。一天，我驾车前往那所学校，驶离高速公路后，我转入了校园区。在只差400多米就到学校的时候，我的汽车抛锚了。我只好把指示灯打亮，然后抓起课本直奔学校。” “我一到学校就马上打电话给汽车协会，让他们在我下课后开辆拖车到我的汽车抛锚处。院长办公室的秘书问我发生了什么事。’今天我真走运。’我笑着答道。” “‘你的车坏了，你还说今天走运？’她一脸的困惑。‘你什么意思啊？’”