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Date With Destiny
2005-06-30 15:26:18 (UTC)

The Power of Words

- Why This Forum Works repost from BorrowedThyme
From ClearColors on 6/30/2005 10:35:03 AM

The Power of Words - Why This Forum Works
From BorrowedThyme on 5/15/2005 10:44:45 AM

A group of frogs were 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 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 of their might. 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 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 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 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. The members here
are special indeed.