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跟Janice学英文|Janice的微笑有魔力!

2021-09-18  第1整理术
 导语    Janice Sigrist老师是一名资深教育人,曾在美国和中国的多所国际幼儿园担任园长和创始人。在上海生活生活21年的她,于今年7月回美定居。一妍邀请Janice开设一个英文学习专栏,通过Janice的日常故事,激发大家学习英文的兴趣,提升口语能力。

文丨Janice Sigrist
编辑|第1整理术编辑部


本专栏适合人群:

1)所有英文学习爱好者。
2)希望接受更多沉浸式英语教学体验的爸爸妈妈和小朋友。
3)希望将来为国际家庭、双语家庭提供上门整理服务的职业整理收纳师。

第一个故事:跟Janice学英文|我在美国和哥哥一起种黄瓜
第二个故事:跟Janice学英文|云游览我家的美式花园吧!
第三个故事:跟Janice学英文|上周末,我拜访一个只有10000人的美国小镇
第四个故事:跟Janice学英文|逛逛美国小镇的蔬果市集,神清气爽!
第五个故事:跟Janice学英文|我在美国做牛排!
第六个故事:跟Janice学英文|我家向日葵,竟有4.2米高!
第七个故事:跟Janice学英文|我做了一件46年都没做的事!

今天的分享里,Janice讲述了自己的微笑哲学。
她为什么那么爱笑?
爱笑的人生,又给她带来哪些好运气?

第1整理术YiOrganizer招募第一个英文学习粉丝群(同时也是Janice粉丝群)。大家可以在群里向Janice建议下一期的故事话题,包括国际教育、美国日常生活,或是任何有关美好生活的问题,统统欢迎。

入群方式:
1 转发一个Janice的故事到朋友圈。写上你的推荐语。
2 准备一段你听Janice讲故事的心得(英文),以及提供一段你的个人介绍(英文),发送给小助手“苹果老师”微信号(ID:msapple004)。加好友暗号:Janice。
3 满足以上两个小伙伴,默认就是Janice的粉丝啦,获得入群机会。
群讨论主题:聆听Janice小故事的心得,建议,以及其他希望Janice讲故事的话题方向。拒绝其他话题闲聊。建议尽可能使用英文交流。

苹果老师微信二维码


英文原文在15张图下面,先忍住不要看哦!


Smile, darn you, smile!

Hi there.  I am Miss Janice, an educator and lover of life!  I enjoyed my 21 years in China, my 38 years as an educator,  and I am back in the US now sharing my US experiences with you.  

Good morning to you all!  Yesterday one of our readers told me she liked me smile, and I thought it sweet and wanted to explain to her why I love to smile.  I thought I would share with you my philosophy of smiling.    Everywhere I go, you will see me smiling at strangers and happy in life.  I believe this is one reason that children were drawn to my stories, and why they were so happy to be in my classroom and around me.  I have always tried to find a way to share happiness with those I love.

When I was 9 years old, we were driving in downtown Springfield, Illinois.  We had just left the YMCA, where we had our weekly swimming lessons.  It was a really hot day, and my window was down.  We were stopped at a stoplight.  I looked out my window and saw a man walking down the street looking so sad, and my heart felt so sorry for him.  He looked like he was having a very hard day, and that the weight of the world was on his shoulders.  We made eye contact, and I smiled at him.  I gave him a big, beautiful smile, hoping that somehow it would help, as it was all I had to give him.  It did.  All of a sudden his face lit up, and he smiled back at me.  It was a magical moment I will never forget.  I felt as if somehow my smile had helped him in a time of deep trouble and need, and I felt as if I had given him a gift.

From that moment on I realized the power of a smile.  I realized that smiles are free, and that they have the ability to change the way you feel, the way others perceive you, and the way that others feel.  A smile has a way to change the world.   At that time I had crooked teeth and a funny mouth, but my smile was genuine and you could tell from my eyes that the smile was coming from my heart.  Even today I believe that a smile at the right time can calm a situation, that it can bring comfort, and that it can bring sunshine into a rather dark a sometimes bitter world when needed.

One song my mom used to sing to us when we were little was called “Let the Sun Shine in”.  It was a song, and it is still in my memories.  I could sing it verse by verse today, but I will spare you that.  I am not a great singer!  It says to open up your heart and let the sun shine in.  I do truly believe that that is what happens when we open our hearts.  We have pure smiles, full of sunshine and warmth, and those in turn make us more joyful and full of love.  I believe that saying a kind word is the easiest thing in the world, and I say them often, even to strangers that I have just met or passed.  If I see someone who needs a smile or a kind word, I will never hesitate to give them both freely.  Our role on earth is to help spread sunshine and love, not to keep it inside of us.  I wonder what would happen if all of the leaders on the earth did this.   Imagine what would happen if all of us did this; if we chose a day that we called 'kindness day’ and we all went out and spread sunshine to others on that day.  Kindness truly is contagious.  I truly  believe that the sunshine would spread far and wide, and that we would have a happier community and that we would bring warmth into the world for others.

I often think about Mother Theresa, and her belief that “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”  She also said that “We will never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”  What a wise woman she was!

So, that is why I smile often.  My father always told us that each morning when we wake up, the decision is always up to us, whether we wake up with a smile on our face or a frown on our face.  There is so much truth in that!

That is it for today.  I truly do  wish you all a beautiful day, full of smiles and kindness.  Please come join me next week as I share my US experiences with you.  Have a super week, and smile!

跟Janice学英文 视频版

听美国教育大师Janice Sigrist的奇迹之旅,
重拾说英语的自信。
Pick up your English again!

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