Life Could Be Worse让生活换一种风景
For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am employed.
For the 1)mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been 2)surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little too 3)snug, because it means I have enough to eat.
For a 4)lawn that needs 5)mowing, windows that need cleaning, and gutters that need fixing, because it means I have a home.
For the teenager who is not doing dishes but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets.
For the parking spot I find at the far end of the 6)parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and that I have transportation.
For the 7)punk rock band that is noisy, because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of 8)laundry and 9)ironing, because it means I have clothes to wear.
For weariness and 10)aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means I have been capable of working hard.
For my alarm that goes of in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive. And finally...
For too much e-mail, because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.
1) mess n. 混乱，脏乱
2) surround v. 包围
3) snug a. 紧贴
4) lawn n. 草坪
5) mowing n. 割草
6) parking lot 停车场
7) punk n. 朋克
8) laundry n. 要洗的衣服
9) ironing n. 熨平衣服
10) aching a. 疼的