The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder !
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Here’s your Wednesday Story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil!
Once upon a time there was a bunch
of tiny frogs…. who arranged a
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….
No one in the 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
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
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.
(There’s life and death in the power of the tongue!)
Because everything you hear and
read will affect your actions!
Therefore: ALWAYS be…. POSITIVE!
And above all:
Be DEAF when people tell YOU
that you cannot fulfill your dreams!
God and I can do this!
- What’s the message for you as a parent in this story?
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Sue Atkins is a Parenting Expert who offers practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, well behaved children. She is also the author of “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” one in the famous black and yellow series published worldwide and the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs. She regularly appears on BBC Breakfast and The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 and her parenting articles are published all over the world.
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