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October 17th, 2002, 02:46 AM
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs
gathered around and said they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out
of the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs to stop jumping out. 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 simply gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog however continued to jump as hard
as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. But to the
surprise of one and all, he jumped even harder and finally did come out.

When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping? Didn't you hear us?! " It was shocking
for them to know that the frog was deaf and all the time he actually thought they were all encouraging him to get
out. He did not want to disappoint them and therefore did not give him up till the end.

This story teaches two lessons:

There is the power of life & 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 what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words ... it is sometimes hard to
understand. An encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit
to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another

Be special to others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 17th, 2002, 06:18 PM
Nice Work Vichitra ji,

Keep posting.

January 2nd, 2006, 11:02 PM
Indeed true words and if acted upon can make the life meaningful and purposful. Thanks a to Vichitra Ma'm for sharing the thoughts.