The Story Of The Two Frogs

I found "The Story Of The Two Frogs" recently on one of the forums that I regularly visit.

It isn't one of those deep, belly-hurting, jokey, stories, but is none-the-less a nice story that has a suitable lesson for us all.

AND... It raises a smile!

Try applying the lessons in your own life. Monitor yourself over a period, and decide whether it helps you or others.

Read on for the full detail

The Story Of The Two Frogs

A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep hole. When the other frogs saw how deep the hole was, they told the pair that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up and out of the pit with all their might.

The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed of what the other frogs were saying and gave up.

He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard and as high as he could.

Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just wait to die with a little peace and dignity.

He jumped even harder and higher until finally with one almighty leap he made it out. The other frogs were astonished and said, "Did you not hear us?"

The frog explained to them that he was deaf and that he thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

The story teaches us lessons:

  • There is the power of life and death in the language we use, and in what we say, and in how we say it.

  • An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

  • A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say.

Speak life to those who cross your path.

The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. But special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another!

 


 

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