Monday, May 25, 2009

Good To Be Deaf??

Grateful for You

Once upon a time there 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...Honestly 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.' or: 'Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!' The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one.... Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher... 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 dreams!

Always thinks God and I can do this!!

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 10 times!

Helen's thought for today: Reading above story, (sent to me by a friend who lives in Canada), I think I learn something!!

In my life there are some that I used to dream about it. Looking back, living in Burma, most of the feedback are not very positive..mostly negative. Let me flash back my life.....

I want to be a singer, want to have a record but I was told...
-My voice was not good enough!
-I am not stylish!
-I have no connection!...bla bla bla
No one tell me that
-go to voice training
-You no need to be stylish but good voice is count
-or at least "You can do it!" but laughing at me.

Then I want to be a lawyer but I was yold....
-My high school score are not high enough..
(thinking back I should hear from someone telling me "OK finish your collage and see you can get into Law school or not." Unfortunately "No one guide me that". What I heard was..."Well no choice, you have to study what they asked you to study. This is it.....period!"

When my mom asked me to go to Hong Kong with her mostly I heard was....
-You will be lost in there.
-People there not smile like you do.
-You will be friendless.
-You have a good job at Embassy. What are you going to do there?

Deep inside I do not want to go but I went and Guess what???
It turned out ...
-I got friends.
-I got a good job not only one but two!
-Had learn that people are different.
-Realized that I was not ugly but attracted.
-Had Learn that how's a single life in foreign country..above of all
-I learn what life is! Staying alone, managing your own income, taking care of my half-brothers! ta...ta...ta and tra la la....

Yes...sometime good to be deaf!

Pray, ask God for protection and go for it! As the story said " By God leading.... I can do it.

No Christian is anonymous to God!!

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