My mother asked me to go several garage sales with her one cool morning.
We finally stopped at a pleasant house in the woods.The elderly owner told me that he and his wife were retired teachers.As we were searching,I heared the gentleman's wife say her name to someone,and I immediately realized who she was.She looked at me and said,''You're Lisa Miller.''I looked at her surprised,for it had been nearly thirty years since I had been in her class.
My mother immediately said sorry to her for any trouble I mighthave made.She did that again after learning that I wasn't the sweet little child.She thought that if this woman remembered me after so many years,I must have done something terrible.My teacher looked at my mother and softly said,"Oh,no,she was very good.''
My teacher explained that during the last week of school,I brought her a plant from my mother's garden.It was a lamb's ear.She took us to her garden where she planted the lamb's ear.Over the years it spread.As I looked down her driveway with lamb's ears on both sides,she said,''Every day when I leave my house and drive up the driveway,I think of you.''tears came into my eres.There at her home was a piece of my life that she had raised.
At that moment,she taught me more about life than I could imagine.We give pieces of ourselves every day without thought.We seldom imagaine the effects that we have on others' lives.That piece may grow and spread,becoming a necessary part of life.In the end it isn't the big things that matter,but the small things that make all the difference in the world.
tears came into my eyes
在一个凉爽的早晨，妈妈让我陪她一起去旧货市场看看。 最终我们在一个漂亮的小木屋前停下了，木屋年长的主人告诉我他和他的妻子是退休教师。当我们在搜寻旧货时，我听到绅士主人的老婆向别人说起自己的名字，突然我意识到了她是谁。她看着我说：你是Lisa Miller。我感到很惊奇，因为自从我上她的课到现在已经有三十年了。 我妈妈立即为我曾经制造的麻烦向她道歉，当她了解到我并不是一个十分讨人喜欢的小女孩时，又一次道了歉。她认为，如果这个老师在这么多年后仍能记得我，一定是因为我当年做了很糟糕的事情。我的老师看着妈妈温柔的说：不，她非常的棒！ 老师解释道,在学校的最后一星期，我从妈妈的花园里给她带了一株植物，是绵毛水苏。她把我们带到她的花园里，种下了这株小花，几年过去了，花蔓延开来。当我顺着车道望下去两边都是绵毛水苏时，她继续道：每天当我离开家门，开车走在车道时我就想起了你。我的眼睛湿润了，在她的家里是我那被赞美的生活点滴。 在那个时刻，她教会了我比我能想到的更多的生活知识。我们每天不经思索把部分自我给予，很少想到这给他人生活带来的影响，给予的那部分自我或许会长大并蔓延，成为他人生活中的必要部分。最后，（我意识到）并不是事情大才重要，重要的是那些在这世上意义重大的小事。