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Sep 17, 2007

The Power of Words

A Motivational Story with Wisdom - The Power of Words by Author Unkown

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and 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 gives us thoughts to think about:
1. An encouraging word to someone who is down can encourage them to achieve their goal.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can have negative effects. Be careful of what you say.

The quote below is by Master Mark Russell. His quote describes "words" very accurately:

"Words: The Snow may look smooth and soft, but the rocks underneath are sharp!"

One last point,

Are your words encouraging?


surjit said...

I fully agree with your insightful words,Lilifxt:
....A destructive word to someone who is down can have negative effects. Be careful of what you say...'
On the other hand,"People may throw stones in your path towards your destination.Now it depends upon you what you make from it: WALL or BRIDGE."
A good post.Thanks for sharing.
Good luck.

J@n!ce said...

Lili, I've read this before & it was a meaningful one. Thanks for sharing :)

Janice Ng

anits said...

Good post! motivation is very good n hope our target group will be motivated by us!


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Sam Chan said...

A very nice post Lili!

Indeed we have to watch our words. "Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."

Let be an encourager!
Let's Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion

lilifxt said...

thx surjit for sharing your insightful thoughts we have really to be careful of what we say
best wishes

lilifxt said...

hi janice sometimes when we read such motivational stories we remember its moral very well im glad to share what i learn every day about life and how to be good and happy thx dear

lilifxt said...

hi anits thx for reading

lilifxt said...

hello nafa i will go and join best wishes

lilifxt said...

hi sam very lovely quote thx for sharing it
best wishes

WaterLearner said...

Hi Lili!!

This is a good one. Reminds one to be careful of the genre of our speech. Do they have a positive effect on people or negative?

I admire the frog who is able to perceive destructive comments asking him to just give up and die to be words of encouragement.

Haha .. At times in life, we ought to learn from this frog huh?

Thanks Lili! Good Post!

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