On FightinG and FrogS

Jus found out tonite one of our friends in the blogosphere was diagnosed with lung cancer. He says he will keep “fighting” and we are all praying for him.

It took my best friend from me a little over a year ago.
I was with him when his time came to “go Home”.
For some reason, it made me think of this parable. I’m not usually keen on the self-help, motivational little ditties…but this one…well excuse me..but I wanted to share it.

There once 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

The race began…


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 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.




And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell you that you can not fulfill your dreams.

6 Responses to “On FightinG and FrogS”

  1. American Crusader says:

    Great story with a a good lesson at the end. I was just thinking that it should have been a “jumping” race instead of a running race. Oh well..what do I know about frogs?

  2. Middle Class Guy says:


  3. Karl m says:

    yet another pearl from W.H.T….when one among us is down…like the seesaw in the playground…we must push to lift them up…my prayers are with your friend…and yes i do believe in miracles….G-D bless..

  4. Speculative Guy says:

    This post deserves to be one of the entries on the WikiLog

  5. The MaryHunter says:

    A blessed prayer for my dear friend GM. Deaf frog. I’ll have to tell my girls this one.

  6. WomanHonorThyself says:

    Thanks y’all for your showering of love to GM…I’m glad you liked the lil parable..:)