Story of the Frog that could + A Sting in the Tail Story..

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Hi Folks,

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 contest The race began Nobody in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower You heard statements such as "No way it's far too difficult" and "They'll never make it to the top" or " not a chance that they will succeed" 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's too difficult no'one will make it ! More tiny frogs got tired and gave up At the end everyone else had given up climbing except tor one tiny frog who, after a big effort was the only one who reached the top. Then, all the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to hear how this one frog had managed to do it. A contestant asked the frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the top. It turned out that the winner was ... ' DEAF ' !

The wisdom of this story is never listen to other people They have a tendency to be negative and pessimistic, because they take your dreams and wishes away from you - the ones you have in your heart ! Always think of the power words have because everything you hear will affect your acts and thoughts. Always be positive and above all be deaf when people tell you that you can't fullfill your dreams. Always think " I CAN do this " - I hope this gives you some motivation !

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A young man was lost wandering in a forest, when he came upon a small house. He knocked on the door and was greeted by an ancient Chinese man with a long, grey beard. 'I'm lost,' said the man. 'Can you put me up for the night?' 'Certainly,' the Chinese man said, 'but on one condition. If you so much as lay a finger on my daughter, I will inflict upon you the three worst Chinese tortures known to man.' 'Ok,' said the man, thinking that the daughter must be pretty old as well, and entered the house. Before dinner, the daughter came down the stairs. She was young,beautiful, and had a fantastic figure. She was obviously attracted to the young man since she couldn't keep her eyes off him during the meal. Remembering the old man's warning, he ignored her and went up to bed alone.

But during he night, he could bear it no longer, and sneaked into her room for a night of passion. He was careful to keep everything quiet so the old man wouldn't hear. Near dawn he crept back to his room, exhausted, but happy.He woke to feel a pressure on his chest. Opening his eyes he saw a large rock on his chest with a note on it that read, 'Chinese Torture '...

1: Large rock on chest.' 'Well, that's pretty crappy,' he thought. 'If that's the best the old man can do then I don't have much to worry about.' He picked the boulder up, walked over to the window and threw the boulder out. As he did so he noiced another note on it that read: 'Chinese Torture

2: Rock tied to left testicle.' In a panic he glanced down and saw the rope that was already getting close to the end. Figuring that a few broken bones was better than castration, he jumped out of the window after the boulder. As he plummeted downward he saw a large sign on the ground that read, 'Chinese Torture

3: Right testicle tied to bedpost - Ooooooeeerrr!!!

Cheers, from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.