2 stories to share
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 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. 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! Always think: God and I can do this! Give them some motivation!!!
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package."What food might this contain?"The mouse wondered -he was devastatedto discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard,the mouseproclaimed the warning:“There is a mousetrap in the house!There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me.I cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house!There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The pig sympathized, but said,“I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.Be assured you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the cow and said“There is a mousetrap in the house!There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- likethe sound ofa mousetrap catching its prey.The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught.In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whosetail thetraphad caught.The snake bit the farmer's wife.The farmer rushed her to thehospital,and she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them,the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn'tconcern you, remember --when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.We are all involved in this journey called life.We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.**********************************************One of the best thingsto hold onto in this world is a friend.
came across these 2 stories on e web.. haha.. n victor said tt he hope to share.. so post it here.. n e for e 2nd story, victor said tt he used this story in a speech he made when he was Student Union President in SMU:P hehee..