My New Family

Not literally
because I'm not a frog.
Although with science
and stem cell research
you never know!

These arrived in time for
Christmas.
All the way from America
I'm not sure which one represents me
If indeed any are meant to.

Today we were learning about wisdom - and the difference between being wise and having intelligence. So, for example - it's intelligence that knows a tomato is a fruit not a vegetable. But wisdom that knows not to put one in a fruit salad.

So back to the frogs....

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods. Two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around to top of the pit. When they 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 and out of the pit with all of 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 pit top 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.
As he rested the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The panting but alive frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought that they were all encouraging him the entire time.

So, is there any frog wisdom here? 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. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Sometimes the same word can be death to one and life to another. Be careful of what you say.

Want more frog related wisdom? Read on.......

A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he could use a million frog legs. The restaurant owner was shocked and asked the man where he could get so many frog legs! The farmer replied, "There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs--millions of them. They croak all during the night and are about to drive me crazy!"
So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant five hundred at a time for the next several weeks.
The first week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather sheepish, with two scrawny little frogs. The restaurant owner said, "Well...where are all the frogs?"
The farmer said, "I was mistaken. There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they sure were making a lot of noise!"

Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you, remember it's probably just a couple of croaky old frogs.

Comments:
Nice! Pewter frogs! Make sure you don't display them in the front garden as they might get nicked and melted down to an ingot and sold as scrap.

It's obvious which is you - the one lying back after just having had a hearty snack!

Interesting that the pond only had two frogs in it - normally the croaky din is a feedback effect resulting of everyone else trying to raise their croak above the hubbub. So obviosuly the two frogs in your story were having a bit of a mutual croaking match.

Actually, nowadays, I often enjoy a good old croak myself now and again, "blog"? ..more like "frog"!
 
Did you know that Norfolk was the last known sighting in Britain of a very rare European green frog - I think it was at Wolterton Hall but I'm not 100%.

On the positive side 70 Northern Pool frogs were released at a site near to Theford in 2005 - unless they've all been turned to pewter by some dastardly death ray!
 
Very wise, uncle steve.
I liked the deaf frog story.
I think the frog that's supposed to represent you is the one on the upper far right, reflecting in peaceful contentment how wonderful the dinner you just had from Rachael's oven was!!
 
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