The Joy of Living
2008/11/18 16:40:44

                The Joy of Living  


        Joy in living comes from having fine emotions, trusting

them, giving them the freedom of a bird in the open. Joy in

living can never be assumed as a pose, or put on from the

outside as a mask. People who have this joy do not need to

talk about it; they radiate it. They just live out their joy and

let it splash its sunlight and glow into other lives as naturally

as a bird sings.

        And those who have and exhibit the joy of living are

never those who have been without care, sorrow, failure,

disappointment, and discouragement. They are rather those

who have suffered and conquered, and who are willing to

bear their share of the vicissitudes of life uncomplainingly.

        The joy of living never comes to the frivolous, the

superficial, the selfish. We can never get it by working for it

directly. It comes, like happiness, to those who are aiming at

something higher. It is a by-product of great, simple living.

The joy of living comes from what we put into living, not from

what we seek to get from it.

radiate               vt        發射; 散發

splash           vt. / vi.   濺起; 濺到

glow                    n.  光輝   vi. 發光;發亮

vicissitude           n.       (人生的) 浮沉 (常用複數)

frivolous              a.       做事漫不經心的 ; 輕浮的

superficial           a.       膚淺的 ; 無深度的