a secret of life


It is hard to live in this world. Troubles and problems seem to happen one after another endlessly. The world is well made indeed. For example, when one gets rich and become a bit arrogant thinking that his life is successful and has no problem, he is likely to have a health problem after a while.

  • trouble 悩み
  • problem 問題
  • one after another 次から次へと
  • well made よくできている
  • indeed 実際
  • a bit of  少し
  • arrogant 傲慢な
  • successful 成功した
  • be likely to~ 〜しそうである
  • after a while しばらくした後で

From a viewpoint of God, human life is short and like a blink of an eye. What should we think and accomplish in such a short time? That life is short is good, for it means that whatever bad things never last long.  In the same way, good things never do, though. But there is a secret for making bad things end shortly and keeping good things longer. What is it? To have gratitude is the answer.

  • viewpoint 観点
  • blink of an eye 一瞬の出来事
  • accomplish  成し遂げる
  • , for S+V というのもSはVするからです
  • whatever A どんなAでも
  • last 続く
  • in the same way 同様に
  • though けれども
  • secret 秘訣
  • end 終わる
  • shortly すぐに
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

When you are in trouble, you should face it with gratitude. When you feel happy, you should enjoy it with gratitude. Humans are creatures who don’t know that fairly ordinary lives are really great until they feel unhappy. So if only you have gratitude for everyday lives? Yes. Unhappiness is unlikely to come, to be sure.  With gratitude in mind, you are choosing the way you live of cherishing a bit of happiness and nipping some cause of unhappiness in the bud.

  • be in trouble  やっかなことになっている
  • face 立ち向かう
  • humans 人間
  • creature 生物
  • don’t ~ until S+V  SがVして初めて〜する
  • fairly ordinary とても普通の
  • if only S+V SがVしさえすれば
  • be unlikely to~ 〜しそうにない
  • to be sure 確かに
  • choose 選択する
  • the way you live 生き方
  • cherish 大事にする
  • a bit of A ちょっとしたA
  • nip A in the bud Aの芽を摘む
  • cause 原因



This spiritual words, beginning with a sound of  ‘I’ and ending with “Su”, keeps away from unhappiness and makes happiness last long .

  • spiritual  霊的な
  • begin with A Aから始まる
  • end with A Aで終わる
  • keep away from A Aを遠ざける
  • make A ~ Aを〜させる