Pause and Think 停下來 想一想

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Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you"re about to react harshly and you"ll avoid doing and saying things you"ll later regret. ─ Lori Deschene

試著暫停,在作出判斷之前暫停,在假設之前暫停,在指責之前暫停。每當你要做出嚴厲的反應之前,就停下來,這樣一來,你就可以避免做出和說出,你以後會後悔的事。蘿莉黛契妮╱Tiny Buddha的創始人



Kind Bear

A man was wandering in the forest and lost his way back to his group. He was on a tour with his friends. After lunch, he decided to have a small walk. His friends had warned him not to go deep into the jungle as he might lose his way. However, he never cared to hear the advice of anyone.

The forest was so beautiful and dense. He couldn't find the way back. Suddenly he heard a mild roaring voice. Frightened by the voice, he walked back. The roar now sounded closer to him. He realized that it was a lion and could see traces of it.

He rushed and ran faster but still saw the lion approaching him. He wasn't very sure how he climbed the tree. Parallel to the branch that he was seated, he saw a bear sleeping in another branch.

The lion saw the tree, the man, and the bear. He asked the bear to push the man down, as he was hungry.

The bear humbly replied, "Dear Lion, I am sorry I cannot do that. This is my tree, my shelter. He came to me to rescue his life. I cannot just let him die!"

The Lion remained silent for a while. He then asked the man, "Hey, push the bear down, and I will leave."

The man didn't even pause and think for a minute then tried to push the bear. Fortunately, the bear was so clever that he hanged to another branched and seated comfortably.

The Lion laughed at them and left.

How wicked was the man? Shame on him. The bear in fact saved his life from the ferocious lion and yet he tried to push the nice bear down...

Be the bear and help someone who needs you. Don't be like the man who betrayed the bear.



Two Apples

Mindy, the seven-year-old girl went to the market with her grandmother. Mindy purchased a fruit basket that had all varieties of fruits, but it had only one fruit of each. However, there were two apples. Mindy loved apples and so she was happy about it!

When they reached home. Mindy's mom said Mindy is a lucky girl to have two apples, then she asked her mom, "I'm tired and hungry. Can I eat some apples now?"

Mommy agreed, she washed the apples and gave two apples to Mindy. The apples were somewhat big and Mindy could not eat two full apples.

Realizing this, Mindy's mother asked her, "Mindy, can you please give me one apple? I'm hungry too!"

"But momma, I'm hungry and I love apples. Why don't you eat some other fruit?"

Mother replied, "Mindy, even I too love apples the most, and you cannot eat both apples. You will waste it. Please darling, can you give me an apple?"

Mindy thought for a while. She bites one apple and also bites the other one quickly!

On seeing what Mindy did, Mindy's mom's smile froze! She could not believe what had happened. Mindy had always listened to her mother's word. Her attitude shocked her mother very much.

Then, with a beautiful smile on her face, Mindy gave one apple to her mother. "Mommy, please take this apple. This is the sweeter one!" Mindy's mother was unexpected and felt ashamed of what she thought about her daughter.

Pause and think, and make the right decision.



善良的熊

一名男子在森林裡徘徊,他迷失了回到團隊的路。他與朋友一起旅遊,午飯後,他決定散散步。朋友警告他不要深入叢林,因為可能會迷路,但他從不聽別人的建議。

儘管有人提醒,他還是在美麗茂密的森林裡迷路了。突然,他聽到了遠方的咆哮聲。他被那聲音嚇壞了,走著走著,咆哮聲反而離他更近了。他發現到那是一頭獅子,還能在地上看到獅子的爪印。

他急忙奔跑,希望能逃過獅吻,但還是看見獅子向他靠近。他不太確定自己是如何爬上樹的,與他平行的另一樹枝上,一隻熊睡在上面。

獅子看到了樹上的人和熊,他叫熊把這個人推下來,因為牠餓了。

熊低聲地回答:「親愛的獅子,對不起,我不能那樣做。這是我的樹、我的庇護所。這人爬上樹找庇護逃命。我不能推他、害死他!」

獅子沉默了一會兒,然後他對那個人說:「喂,你把熊推下樹,我就離開。」

男子連想都沒想,就試圖推那隻熊。還好,這隻聰明的熊已經換到另一根樹枝上,舒服地坐著。

獅子嘲笑著他們,離開了。

這個人到底有多壞?簡直可恥,熊從兇猛的獅爪下救了他的命,但他卻反過來想犧牲熊的性命。

要以熊為榜樣,幫助需要你的人;千萬別像那個人,背叛對自己有恩的人。



兩個蘋果

七歲的女孩敏蒂,跟著祖母一起去市場。敏蒂在市場上買了一個水果籃,籃裡有各種的水果,但每種水果只有一個,卻有兩個蘋果。喜歡蘋果的敏蒂很開心。

回到家,敏蒂的媽媽說她是個幸運的女孩,因為水果籃裡,有兩個她喜歡的蘋果。敏蒂問媽媽:「我又累又餓,可以現在吃蘋果嗎?」

媽媽同意了,她把蘋果洗乾淨給敏蒂。蘋果有點大,敏蒂吃不下整整兩個。

敏蒂的媽媽問她:「妳能給我一個蘋果嗎?我也餓了!」

「但是媽媽,我餓了,我喜歡蘋果。妳為什麼不吃別的水果呢?」

媽媽回答說:「敏蒂,我也最喜歡吃蘋果了,而且妳不可能兩個都吃,會浪費的。親愛的,給我一個蘋果好嗎?」

敏蒂想了想,她咬了一個蘋果,然後很快咬了另外一個!

看到敏蒂的所作所為,媽媽的笑容僵住了!她簡直不敢相信所看到的事,敏蒂一直很聽媽媽的話,她的舉動讓她非常吃驚。

接著,臉上掛著美麗笑容的敏蒂,把其中的一個遞蘋果給媽媽:「媽媽,這個蘋果比較甜,妳吃這個!」出乎意料的母親,為自己誤會女兒的想法,感到難為情。

停下來思考一下,然後做出正確的決定。

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