The power of words.

Froggies

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs 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 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.

Author Unknown

We all are carpenters.

What Goes Around Comes Around: (A short and inspirational Story of a Carpenter)

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire, and he told his boss of his plans to leave and live a more leisurely life with his wife. He would miss the paycheck, he could get by, but he needed to retire.

The contractor was sorry to see such a good worker go, and he asked the carpenter to build just one more house as a personal favor.

The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

When the carpenter finished his work, the contractor came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” contractor said. “It is my gift to you.”

The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with a shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built.

If we could do it over, we would do it much differently. But we cannot go back…

You are the carpenter of your life. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build your “house” for tomorrow…

Wisdom and Age have made me believe .. ..

I was in a hurry to grow up, thinking I was already armed with all the knowledge that I needed to defend myself with in life and all the resources I would ever need to get around. I had been reminded so many times that I would need wisdom, which came with age and I would need patience that too came with experiences .. But I prefered to rush into the hurdles of life with the limited Skills I had. Was that enough ? Not a chance .. but we all learn from our mistakes, Iike I learnt from mine. Today I have a different set of beliefs very unlike I had then .. 25 years back.  

I believe .. .. ..

 I believe-that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

 I believe-that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

 I believe-that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

 I believe-that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

 I believe-that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

 I believe-that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

 I believe-that you can keep going long after you can’t.

 I believe-that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

 I believe-that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

 I believe-that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

 I believe-that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

 I believe-that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

 I believe-that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

 I believe-that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down,will be the ones to help you get back up.

 I believe-that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

 I believe-that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

 I believe-that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

 I believe-that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

 I believe-that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

 I believe-that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,but we are responsible for who we become.

 I believe-that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other And just because they don’t argue,it doesn’t mean they do.

 I believe-that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

 I believe-that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

 I believe-that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

 I believe-that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you you will find the strength to help.

 I believe-that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

 I believe-that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.