英文励志短文：心灵深处(Look In Your Heart)
Look In Your Heart
A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco.
"Mom and Dad, I"m coming home, but I"ve a favor to ask. I have a friend. I"d like to bring home with me."
"Sure," they replied, "we"d love to meet him." "He was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He lost a
arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to live with us." "I"m sorry to hear that,
son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."
"No. Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us."
"Son," said the father, "you don"t know what you"re asking. Someone with such a handicap would
be a temble burden (负担) on us. We have our own lives to live, and it"s very hard for us. I think you
should just come home and forget about this guy. He"ll find a way to live himself."
At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days
later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from
a building, they were told. The police believed he killed himself. The parents flew to San Francisco but
to their surprise they discovered something they didn"t know ——their son had only one arm and one leg.