"Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words will never hurt me"... Not entirely true!
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs 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 their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop that they were as good as dead.
Even though it was terribly difficult; they continued the struggle to get themselves out of the deep deadly pit.
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying. He let the words grow roots in his mind. He did the awful thing and gave up.
He fell down heavily, landed with his head on the ground and died instantly.
The second 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 and cheering him the entire time.
This story teaches two lessons:There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. A negative destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.
Be careful of what you say. Speak positively to those who cross your path. The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way.
Ponder and consider the power of words. Words that are constructive, those that are destructive Words make up suggestions and affirmations... By words, thoughts are implanted in the mind.
There are words that make us laugh or cry Words that bless or condemn... There are words that hurt or heal...
Never mind the old saying: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words will never hurt me"...
Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.
This frog was a survivor, but how many give up or are destroyed due tonegative thoughts implanted in their minds?