The deaf frog…
(Authomatic Google translation)
A group of frogs was traveling through the forest and suddenly two of them fell into a deep hole. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs in the background that for practical purposes, were taken for dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments of her friends and kept trying to jump out of the pit with all their might. The others continued to insist that their efforts would be futile.
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what others were saying and gave up. He collapsed and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could.
Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled and beckoned to stop suffering and preparing to die just because he had no case to keep fighting. But the frog jumped with increasing force until they finally got out of the hole. When he came out, the other frogs said to him, “we are glad that you made it out, despite what you screamed.”
The frog explained to her how she was deaf, and he thought they were encouraging the other to work harder and out of the hole.
1. The word has power of life and death. A word of encouragement to someone who is down can lift and help end the day.
2. One such destructive word to someone who is down can be what ends up destroying. Let’s be careful with what we say.
3. A special person is one who takes the time to encourage others.
A related reference: At NASA, there is a poster of a bee, with the inscription: “Aerodynamically, the body of a bee is not made to fly; the good thing is that the bee does not know”