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The Power of the Tongue


Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Deaf Frog Parable

A Lesson of Life

A number of frogs were traveling through the woods. 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 tried to jump up out of the pit with all of 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 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 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 great lessons:

There is the 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 day.

A destructive word to someone who is down can be the push over the edge. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. Anyone can speak words that can rob another of the spirit to push forward in difficult times.

Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. Always be kind and encourage others.

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/15/2011 9:57AM

    What a lovely blog! And so true!

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NANHBH 12/18/2010 7:52PM

    I love this story. We must always think about the impact of our words and be impeccable with them.
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IOWEIT2ME 12/10/2010 8:35AM

    Thanks a million for sharing this!

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FLBEACHBUM14 12/10/2010 7:17AM

    Great story, thanks!

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TAMLKING 12/10/2010 6:06AM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing! I'm the deaf frog.
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MCSNYDER1 12/9/2010 8:59PM

    Great story!

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RUSSELLORAMA 12/9/2010 8:41PM

    Great story!

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3CHIHUAHUA 12/9/2010 6:31PM

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BERRIMOUSE 12/9/2010 2:41PM

    "I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it." Unknown. Thanks for your advice, we sometimes forget that the tongue is mightier than the sword..

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TIARAG03 12/9/2010 2:34PM

    This is really great!!!! Thanks for sharing the story!!!!!!

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WELLNESSME09 12/9/2010 2:33PM

    emoticon advice emoticon

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TRIGFROST 12/9/2010 2:24PM

    what Great advise... emoticon

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