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."


"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 every one 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 every thing you

hear and read

will affect your actions!



And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell


that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think:

God and I can do this!

(Received in e-mail; author unknown.)