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A short inspirational story : Two frogs

This story seemed appropriate to me. There are many voices telling me that I can't do what I am convinced I should do when it comes to proceeding with my agrarian plans. I pray I can be like the deaf frog in the following story. I am 40% there because my left ear has lost most of its hearing in the past 6 months. Maybe this is a blessing????

Here is the story:

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell
into a deep pit. When the other frogs 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 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

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 teaches two 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

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.

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. Special is the individual
who will take the time to encourage another. Author Unknown






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