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Do you believe the happiness of your life has anything to do with the quality of your thoughts?
你覺得自己的生活幸福與否,與你的想法是否積極有關嗎?

Let me tell you about my friend Matt if you don't.
如果你不這樣認為,我想把我的朋友Matt的故事告訴你。

Several months ago I was asked to be FB friends with a guy named Matt.
幾個月前,我在臉書網上收到了好友申請,發出申請的是一個名叫Matt的人。

I was told that Matt had been in a terrible motorcycle accident in June of 2017.
后來我得知,就在2017年6月,Matt剛剛經歷了一場嚴重的摩托車車禍。

As a result of that accident, Matt's wife died.
車禍帶走了Matt的妻子。

If that wasn't horrific enough Matt broke 42 bones and was burned over 33% of his body.
更殘酷的是,Matt本人有42處骨折,全身燒傷面積超過了33%。

Matt spent 2 months in the Cleveland Metro burn unit, 1 month in rehab and another 9 months in therapy .
Matt在Cleveland Metro的燒傷病房里呆了兩個月,又花了一個月做復健,接受了九個月的心理輔導。

At first, they were not sure that Matt would even live.
一開始,人們對Matt能否活下來都心存懷疑。

Then he received the not so encouraging report it was doubtful he would ever walk again.
接著,Matt又接到一份檢查報告,情況不太好,他可能再也無法行走了。

If there was anyone who could have fallen into a pit of self-pity you would believe it could be Matt.
或許你會認為,Matt一定會陷入自怨自艾的深淵不能自拔。

But that is not what Matt chose to do.
然而Matt卻選擇了另一種活法。

Matt worked hard in rehab and therapy .
他非常積極的接受復健治療和心理輔導。

He not only lived, but he can also walk!
他不僅活下來了,還重新下地走路了!

Believe it or not, Matt went back to work this past April!
更令人不敢相信的是,今年4年,他就重新回歸工作了!

How about that!
多么令人震驚!

Matt put the following quote on FB.
Matt的臉書網上有一則簽名。

When I read the quote tears filled my eyes knowing all Matt had been through.
當我讀到這則簽名的時候,我想到Matt所經歷的一切,眼淚溢滿了我的眼眶。

Here's the quote:
那則簽名是這樣的:

"Train your mind to see the good in everything.
“訓練自己的感受能力,感受萬物積極的一面?!?/div>

Positivity is a choice.
你可以選擇積極的面對一切。

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts."
你的生活幸福與否,取決于你的心態是否積極。

Matt has a new goal now to write a book and share his story to help others.
Matt現在有一個新目標,他想寫一本書,把他的故事與讀者分享,幫助更多的人。

Most people don't like to do public speaking but Matt wants to do that too.
大多數人不喜歡在公開場合演講,而Matt卻想做一番嘗試。

My friend Matt is a true inspiration!
我的朋友Matt的故事充滿了正能量!

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(翻譯:小木)