Monday, November 19, 2007

Frogs and Miracles

Willis sent this to me and I thought I'd share it with you.

Frogs
Once upon a time there 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. (There's life and death in the power of the tongue - Proverbs 18:21.)

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 cannot fulfill your dreams!

If you fall down 10 times,
Stand up 11 times.


In other words if you’re rejected 10 times you may need to submit something new but submit again you must. A great friend once told me never give up today because tomorrow might be your miracle. I realize that the miracle comes from hard work but you can achieve your dreams if you never, ever give up on them.

Funny thing, my Flavia calendar today said: What we've worked and hoped for doesn't show until one morning we wake to se a field of miracles.

One of the major key words there is worked. This writing journey takes work. It's not easy, but if this is your hearts desire never give up and never listen to those who say you can't do it. Be the frog, the deaf frog too them. :)

WW's and PD's,

Vicki




4 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, I like this a lot. Answered on mine, Vicky - but came across a comment yesterday by someone who said 'you don't get the transcendance without the gruntwork' - or words to that effect!

If you want a smile, read 'Icarus' in the Journey next time you're calling...

Bill Clark said...

Bill croaks his approval:

Ribbet! Ribbet!

Julie said...

Vicki -

Just a passing thought while I've been sufing around -

Amazon have brought out the new book sim Kindle, which has a data text platform for epublishing (don't ask me what that is other than it appears to be quick). 90.000 books in stock to date.

flchen1 said...

Thanks for this, Vicki--great story and great reminder! :)