Be Careful What You Say

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A group of frogs were hopping contentedly through the woods, going about their froggy business, when two of them fell into a deep pit. All of the other frogs gathered around the pit to see what could be done to help their companions. When they saw how deep the pit was, the rest of the dismayed group agreed that it was hopeless and told the two frogs in the pit that they should prepare themselves for their fate, because they were as good as dead.

Unwilling to accept this terrible fate, the two frogs began to jump with all of their might. Some of the frogs shouted into the pit that it was hopeless, and that the two frogs wouldn't be in that situation if they had been more careful, more obedient to the froggy rules, and more responsible. The other frogs continued sorrowfully shouting that they should save their energy and give up, since they were already as good as dead. The two frogs continued jumping as hard as they could, and after several hours of desperate effort were quite weary.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed to the calls of his fellows. Disheartened, he quietly resolved himself to his fate, lay down at the bottom of the pit, and died as the others looked on in helpless grief. The other frog continued to jump with every ounce of energy he had, although his body was wracked with pain and he was completely exhausted. His companions began anew, yelling for him to accept his fate, stop the pain and just die. The weary frog jumped harder and harder and - wonder of wonders! Finally leapt so high that he sprang from the pit.

Amazed, the other frogs celebrated his miraculous freedom and then gathering around him asked, "Why did you continue jumping when we told you it was impossible?" Reading their lips, the astonished frog explained to them that he was deaf, and that when he saw their gestures and shouting, he thought they were cheering him on. What he had perceived as encouragement inspired him to try harder and to succeed against all odds.

This simple story contains a powerful lesson. The book of Proverbs says, "There is death and life in the power of the tongue." Your destructive words can cause deep wounds; they may be the weapons that destroy someone's desire to continue trying - or even their life. Your destructive, careless word can diminish someone in the eyes of others, destroy their influence and have a lasting impact on the way others respond to them. Your encouraging words can lift someone up and help them make it through the day.

Be careful what you say. There is enormous power in words. If you have words of kindness, praise or encouragement - speak them now to and about others. Listen to your heart and respond. Someone, somewhere is waiting for your words...

ps. excerpt from the book I am reading thought I would share it here as a note

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True words. It looks like Socrat told to your friend how to share news about everything. Socrat said: are these words about good, are these words truth, are these words help anybody? If his friend say 'no' for one or more questions - so, you should not share these information, because we should make these world better and share happy.

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wonderful story!

What is the name of the book?

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Thanks yuo ferus

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I also learned this moral...."Be Careful What You Say"...its really v v v v important...sometimes v have to pay a big price fr not being careful

A valuable teaching for every fighter in steemit, if you want to survive there must be a high spirit does not need to give up quickly with circumstances that do not necessarily be a benchmark, Thank you very much for the spirit given