Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lesson from a FROGS

(retold by me not mine!)

A group of frogs was 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 unfortunate frogs they
would never get out.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. 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
simply 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 suffering
and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.

When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping
Didn't you hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He
thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

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This story teaches 3 lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to
someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. 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.

3. Another moral of the story--just pretend to b deaf when destructive words are hurled against you...(Contributed by esi)

The power of 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.

Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. May
your words be a blessing to someone today.


Jinx said...

Amen! Dik lutuk. Harsatna tawh laia tawngkam tha/positive taka fuihtu neih tluka hahdam thlak hi a awm awm love.

Tunlai phei chu internet hmang kan tam tawh si a, tunhnai maia Abraham Biggs mahni inthat ta cc te han chhiarin internet hmanga fuihna inpek dan ah te pawh hian fimkhur a ngai takzet ka ti ve.

sawmpuia said...

@jinx: Nia i link pek hi ka chhiar a...a dik ngawt a ni.