[MOL] Ponderings..... [01093] Medicine On Line


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> > Subject: Encouraging words
> >
> > 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.