One Tiny Frog


 Nicholas Silvestri



There once 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!”


T he 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 just would not give up!


At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower


Except for one tiny frog, Who reached the Top!


THEN all of the other 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 to always stay positive and never listen to words that take away the dreams in your heart.                


I am not deaf but I do have Learning Differences, but that does not mean that I still can’t dream and my dreams can not come true! I might have to work harder than others and I might not be able to do what I want; But I will always TRY!