Once upon a time there was a bunch
of tiny frogs.... who arranged a
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."
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"The tiny frogs began collapsing. One
Except for those, who in a fresh
tempo, were climbing higher and
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!At the end everyone else had given
up climbing the tower. Except for
the one tiny frog who, after a big
effort, was the only one who
reached the top!
THEN 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 is:
Never listen to other people's
tendencies to be negative or pessimistic....because
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. (There's life and death in
the power of the tongue - Proverbs
18:21.)Because everything you hear and
read will affect your actions!
Therefore: ALWAYS be.... POSITIVE!
And above all:Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your
God and I can do this!
Rev. Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century
P. O.. Box 1170New York, NY 10018
Office Tel- 212-244-4778
Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.
For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you.