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> On Sun, 12 Mar 2000 18:14:47 -0800 "Jerry Soignier"
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> > Subject: Frogs (Never give up)
> > > A group of frogs was traveling through the woods,
> > > and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other
> > > frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep
> > > the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they
> > > would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments
> > > and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs
> > > kept telling them to
> > > stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of
> > > the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were
> > > saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died.
> > > The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could.
> > > Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop
> > > the pain and suffering and just die. He jumped even
> > > harder and finally made it out. When he got out,the
> > > other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping.
> > > Didn't you hear us?"
> > >
> > > The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He
> > > thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
> > > This story teaches two lessons:
> > >
> > > 1. 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.
> > > 2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be
> > > what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you
> > > say. Speak life 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. 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.
> > > Be special to others.
> > > Send this to someone you like. I DID.
> > >
> "Stand at the crossroads and look.... ask where the good way is, and walk
> in it, and you will find rest for your souls..."
> Jeremiah 6:16
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