It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, May 22, 2009

Chapter 5, Page 22, Book 09

There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a running competition. 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." The tiny frogs began collapsing. The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!" More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.
But ONE continued higher and higher and higher; this one wouldn't give up! He was the only one who reached the top! 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:
Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic. 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. Everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
BE POSITIVE! And above all, be DEAF when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams! Always think: I can do this

I’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” I think the same principle applies to your thoughts. You are what you think you are. It is sad but many young people today don’t always have the encouragement they need and even though they are bright as can be, fail to further their selves because no one cared.

I can remember the days of my teen years when nothing I did seemed to be the right thing. I could have become very discouraged but a long the way I was fortunate enough to have some good encouragers.
Those people let me know that even if I did something wrong, it was ok and I could try again.

You don’t have to be a child to become discouraged either. Many adults need a pat on the shoulder too. If I have the chance, I’m always cheering someone on. I praise their accomplishments and let them know how special they are. When we get older it’s easy to become grumpy and self centered, but a sure way to stop that kind of thinking is to find someone to be a cheerleader for.

After work today I’ll be heading for the campground for a long 3-day weekend. I do hope yours will be a great one and that you get plenty of R & R. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers as always. As Monday is the Memorial Day Holiday I won’t have an entry here til Tuesday morning!

Take good care all and be safe!

Rules for Building Self-Confidence
Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.
Determine to know the truth about yourself.
Distinguish between who you are and what you do.
Find something you like to do and do well, then do it over and over.
Replace self-criticism with regular, positive self-talk.
Replace fear of failure with clear pictures of yourself functioning successfully and happily..
Dare to be a little eccentric.
Determine to integrate the body and spirit.
Determine to live above neurotic guilt..
Cultivate people who help you grow..
Refuse to allow rejection to keep you from taking the initiative with people.

Thought is action in rehearsal


'On Ya'-ma


Cindi said...

sooooo excited for Tues pictures....have fun!

Scrappy quilter said...

Have a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to see the pictures on Tues. Hugs

Kathy said...

Enjoy your time with the family.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Have a lovely weekend ~ will be thinking of you ~ Ally x

Anonymous said...

have a blessed fun week end...hugs...Ora said...

wonderful post I am sending this to someone who really needs it.

Joyful Days said...

Good words. Hope your weekend is going well!

ADB said...

Enjoy your weekend, see you back on Tuesday