There once was a bunch of tiny frogs ...who arranged a running competition.The goal was to reach the top of a VERY high tower. A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race
and to cheer on the contestants ...
The race began ... Honestly ...
no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs
would reach the top of the tower. You heard statements such as:"Oh, WAY too difficult!!""They will NEVER make it to the top." "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!" The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ...
except for those who, in a fresh tempo,
were climbing higher and higher. The crowd, however, continued to yell,"It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"More tiny frogs got tired and gave up ... But ONE of them continued higher and higher and higher ...This one wouldn't give up! At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs, naturally,
wanted to know how this ONE frog managed to do it??A contestant asked another tiny frog
how the one who succeeded had found
the strength to reach the goal?
It turned outthat the winner was DEAF!!!! ...The Wisdom of This Story Is...
Never listen to other people's tendencies
to be negative or pessimisticbecause they can take your most wonderful dreams and wishes
away from you ... the ones you have in your heart!Always think of the power that words have,
because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that
YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!And always keep thinking: I CAN DO THIS! ~Author Unknown
(Contributed by Bob in St. Cloud, Florida)