Thursday, February 09, 2006

Once Upon a Time


Once upon a time there were 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 gathered around the tower to see the race and 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.” or: "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 continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE 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 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 the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?
It turned out....
That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:
Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!

Thanks to my friend Nelly for sharing this story by e-mail today

9 Comments:

Blogger harmonyinline said...

He is so cute!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Thank you for sharing that story.

5:56 PM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

I love that story. And frogs. And the picture. Thank you.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Oh, I love frogs and that one is a cutie, but the story is wonderful. Thanks!

10:10 PM  
Blogger harmonyinline said...

Greenishlady taged me with an Artist Way tag. I am tagging you play with us.

9:02 AM  
Blogger HoBess said...

I can't stop smiling ... great post!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's a fine story, and that photograph is great. What a cute frog that one is.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

what a delightful story- and photo. I'm so glad you dropped by my blog so I could find yours. I'll definitely be back again (will add a link to my sidebar if you don't mind). You write beautifully.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

harmonyinline
He is a great neighbor, hope he shows up on our deck again this spring

Cathy
welcome to my site glad you enjoyed it

greenishlady
lots of messages for all of us in that story, I am glad my friend Nelly shared it for all of us

kara
It was great to have a photo in my file that went with the story - Would you call that synchronicity?

harmony
give me a day

hobess
It made me smile too. thanks for the visit

rexroth's daughter
Thank you - Just got a look at your walk - and the eagles
WOW

cindy
thanks for the visit and I would be honored to be linked

7:13 AM  

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