The words we speak can sometimes rescue or destroy a person. Here is an interesting story I came across recently,
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods when 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 two frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments and, with all their might, they tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept telling them to stop jumping because 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 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 just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs asked, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
May 4, 2011 | Posted in Opinion 2 Comments » | By Jayson Joseph