Life's Lesson #1

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
April 22, 2007 9:02pm CST
This bit of inspiration was sent to me by my dear friend, and I wanted to share it with you. And for those of my friends that are going through difficulties right now, I hope this lifts your spirits. Life's lesson No. 1 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 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 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 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!!! Always think of the power words have. Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!!! Therefore: ALWAYS be...POSITIVE!!! And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you can not fulfill your dreams!!! Always think: God and I can do this!!! Don't tell GOD how Big your storm is. Tell the storm how Big your GOD is!
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Isn't that the truth. We hear the negative so much easier than the positive! why is that? I have printed this out and I am taking it to work and hanging it on my cubical to remind me to think, and speak more positively! As the job gets more stressful I get more negative and I need start thinking in the positive! Thanks for that inspiring story it was cute and very affective !
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I know what you mean. It's like something is holding everyone's mouth closed when it comes to saying something positive, but when it's negative the words just flow out like water. You sound like me when things get stressful. It's so hard to keep positive when your nerves are stretched tight.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Can you come work with me? LOL Between the two of us maybe we can remain positive and teach the others to be positive? Awwww cone on help me !! LOL
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Hmmmmm....that would be a bit of a long commute. Got an extra bedroom at your house? LOL
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
Thanks for the inspiring story Katlady! I'm always looking forward to them. And this one is really great. And very true. To be postitive and self motivated will bring you very far. And you will fulfill your dream and climb to success. Keep on posting such inspiring stories. Have a nice day! (^^,)
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Very well said hon. And thank you so much. Have a great day/evening.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 07
Thank you for the BR mark dear. And I love your new avatar. My daughter too loves it. Have a great day! (^^,)
• United States
23 Apr 07
I love this. How true it is. Keep them comming.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks hon. I'm working on finding more for you. ; )
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
23 Apr 07
Kat thank you for this and it is so right to Love and Hugs
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
You're quite welcome hon. Love and hugs.
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
23 Apr 07
That is a wonderful story. It is sad how there are so many people who seem to just live to make other people think they cannot succeed in anything. I think that is because they have no belief in themselves. I think it is great to believe in yourself no matter what other people think. Thanks for sharing this.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment hon. And it is so very true.
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Thank you for shareing that stoty. Kind of brings tears to my eyes. It is so true that if you dont believe you can do something, you'll never be able to do it. Take care and God bless!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
That is so very true. If we don't have confidence in ourselves, no one else will either. Take care hon.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Ok, thanks for making me cry. But it was a good cry. My daughter-in-law likes frogs and her son(my grandson) is deaf. This story will mean a lot to her. I hope you don't mind but I posted it on her website comments. This is her website in case you ever get bored and want to see the two cutest kids from my area.lol. http://www.babyhomepages.net/doubletrouble/
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Oh honey, I am so glad it was happy tears. And you are so right....those two cutie pies are adorable with a capital A! I hope your daughter in law gets some inspiration out of it too. I don't mind at all that you posted this on her site. It was shared with me, and it is meant to be for anyone that wants to read it. Big hugs to you sweetie.
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
very nice!!! and very true! thanks!!!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Thank you so much hon.