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By Melvin Wallace,2014-07-06 14:36
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    DearReaders

    FR0MTHEEDITOR

    编者的话

    DuringarecentepisodeofCCTVfChinaCentraITelevision)S"Dialogue,"Gou Tianyang,asurvivoroftheWenchuanEarthquake(May2008lnSichuanProvince), movedtheaudiencewithhiscomposition,whichhetitled"My2008."Duringthe interview,hesaid:"ComingtoBeijingwasnotwhatlhadbeenearnestlyhoping f0rJfmvhopecouldbetranslatedjntoreality,JwouldwishforanordinaryJjfe,jn whichmyfamilywasstilIalive.Thus.1wantedtOremindtheaudiencetocherishthe ordinarythingsinlife."

    Thechild.Swordsaffectedmanyadults."Cherishtheordinarythingsinlire"

    whataninsightfulobservation!

    Facingstiffcompetitiontosurvive,copingwithdauntingWOrk-relatedpressures, andbeingdriventosucceed,peoplecannothelpbutbeimpetuous.Society,after all,placesapriorityonprofitsanddemandsthateverythingbecompleted"now." Eventhoughwehavelongknownabouttheordinarythings(theyhavebeenpart ofourlivesforyears).wetendtoforget——orignore——them.InaworldwhereSO

    manystrivetobeoutstanding,successfufandwelloff,peoplehavebecomemore

    andmoreinsensitivetotheordinarythings,whichtendtobeoutshonebyfame andwealth.

    Actually.mosthumansIiveordinarylives.Afterall.thegreatmindsaccountfora verysmallsegmentofthepopulation.Evenourheroesandthemostprestigious andpowerfulpeoplewerebornintoordinaryfamilies.

    Everybodymustdealwithtrivialmatters,suchasmeetingtheirdailyneeds, copingwithmoodsandhandlingrelationships.However,throughsuchtrivial matters,wecarlfindhappiness.Suchthingsgivelifeflavorandmeaning.

    Theordinarythingsmayseeminsignificantmuchofthetime,but,astimegoes by,theywillbecomesome0fourmosbcherishedmemories.Neverforget,ordinary peoplecanhaveextraordinarystoriesandexperiences.

    Bycherishingtheordinarythings,wecanenjoythem.Tobenefitfromthe enjoyment.wemusthaveperseverance.whichmustcomefromatranquilmind. Cherishingtheordinarythingsdoesnotmeanidlingaboutandtryingtolivein obscurity.Itsimplymeansordinarythingsgivelifecolor.

    ThechildfrOmtheearthquakestrickenarea(whoappearedontheCCTV

    program)helpedteachUSthetruemeaningoffire,withsincereWOrds."Youwbe

    happyenough.fVOUhaveanordinaryIire."

    EditorinChief:YUNPENGJU

    总编:恽鹏举

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