Baby Sign Language:
Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs....
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
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
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!
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