TED 丝德茜·克莱默(Stacey Kramer):我得过的最好礼物

所以下次, 万一你必须面对出乎意料的事, 不管你不要或是不确定的, 你都可以把它 当成是一份礼物。

Imagine, if you will — a gift. I’d like for you to picture it in your mind. It’s not too big — about the size of a golf ball. So envision what it looks like all wrapped up. But before I show you what’s inside, I will tell you, it’s going to do incredible things for you. It will bring all of your family together. You will feel loved and appreciated like never before and reconnect with friends and acquaintances you haven’t heard from in years. Adoration and admiration will overwhelm you. It will recalibrate what’s most important in your life.

It will redefine your sense of spirituality and faith. You’ll have a new understanding and trust in your body. You’ll have unsurpassed vitality and energy. You’ll expand your vocabulary, meet new people, and you’ll have a healthier lifestyle. And get this — you’ll have an eight-week vacation of doing absolutely nothing. You’ll eat countless gourmet meals. Flowers will arrive by the truckload. People will say to you, “You look great. Have you had any work done?” And you’ll have a lifetime supply of good drugs.

You’ll be challenged, inspired, motivated and humbled. Your life will have new meaning. Peace, health, serenity, happiness, nirvana. The price? $55,000, and that’s an incredible deal.

By now I know you’re dying to know what it is and where you can get one. Does Amazon carry it? Does it have the Apple logo on it? Is there a waiting list? Not likely. This gift came to me about five months ago. It looked more like this when it was all wrapped up — not quite so pretty. And this, and then this. It was a rare gem — a brain tumor, hemangioblastoma — the gift that keeps on giving.

And while I’m okay now, I wouldn’t wish this gift for you. I’m not sure you’d want it. But I wouldn’t change my experience. It profoundly altered my life in ways I didn’t expect in all the ways I just shared with you.

So the next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.


想象一份礼物。 我愿意为你描述一下它的样子。 它并不是很大, 大概只有高尔夫球大小。 包起来大概长这样。 在我让你们看里面是什么前, 我想先告诉你们,这件礼物对你们一定意义非凡。 它可使你家人团聚。 它会让你感受到从未有过的爱和感激, 正如同你与你多年未见的老友重逢时 所有的感受。 你的内心将 充盈着爱慕之情。 你会重新检视到底何为生命最珍贵的馈赠。

你会重新定义 灵性和信仰的看法。 你对你的身体 也会有全新认知和感受。 你会有无可匹敌的生命力和能量。 你将扩展你的语汇, 去结交新的朋友, 你会拥有更健康的生活方式。 当你得到这件礼物时, 你将会有八个礼拜的假期, 什么事都不需要做。 你将享用无尽的美酒佳肴; 会收到好几卡车的花。 人们会对你说 “你看起来气色真不错!你最近在做什么呢?” 你还会得到 吃不完的好药。

你会得到新的挑战和启发, 也会产生新的动力,同时变得更谦虚。 你的生命将被赋予新的意义。 平和、健康、 宁静、快乐、 重生。 这礼物的价格? 五万五千美金。 这真是一笔好买卖。

我想你现在一定很想知道 这到底是什么,在哪里可买到。 亚马逊上有么? 上面有苹果的标志么? 要排队等货么? 不太可能。 我大概是五个月前得到这份礼物的。 包裹起来的话,差不多是这个样子的。 并不是很漂亮。 再来是这样。 再这样。 这个稀有珍宝, 是个脑瘤, 成血管细胞瘤, 一个让你收获不断的礼物。

我现在已痊愈了, 不过我并不希望你得到这份礼物。 我不确定你想不想要。 但是我不会希望这一切再次发生。 这件事彻底改变了我的人生, 带来了我刚跟你们讲的那些改变, 这都是我从未预料到的。

所以下次, 万一你必须面对出乎意料的事, 不管你不要或是不确定的, 你都可以把它 当成是一份礼物。


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