Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A story of two frogs

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.

When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story gives us thoughts to think about:
1. An encouraging word to someone who is down can encourage them to achieve their goal.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can have negative effects. Be careful of what you say.

- story from find your genius - author unknown

10 comments:

Being Brazen said...

Very true :) good story

po said...

Ooh I like. But it all depends on a person's outlook. That frog was an optimist.

Sunny said...

Love the story. Those other frogs were just too corwardly to help their friends. That's life.

mylifescape said...

Absolutely Po - glass half empty or half full?

Thanks for the comments x

mylifescape said...

thanks Sunny! we often don't realise the impact we have on others to either uplift them or without malicious intent - to sometimes bring them down! we have to be sacred with our words and always try to encourage each other and be the one who can be encouraging and give someone that bit of hope!

Thomas said...

great story, it made me feel um..happy and stuff:)

mylifescape said...

aah - that's awesome Tom! *hug*

Sass said...

This is a great story to tell my kids...

Thanks!

Ashley said...

Very True

mylifescape said...

thx for the comments Sass and Ashley. :)