Sunday, February 15, 2009

Makes sense to me.

"Ribbit, Ribbit"
sent in by D Olson from Florida...

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl.
One was an optimistic soul,
But the other took the gloomy view.
"We'll drown," he lamented without much ado,
And with a last despairing cry,
he flung up his legs and said "Goodbye."

Quote the other frog with a steadfast grin,
"I can't get out but I won't give in,
I'll just swim around till my strength is spent,
then I'll die the more content."
Bravely he swam to work his scheme,
And his struggles began to churn the cream.

The more he swam, his legs a flutter,
The more the cream turned into butter.
On top of the butter at last he stopped,
And out of the bowl he gaily hopped.

Reminding you if you can't hop out, keep swimming around. You never know what your actions might cause, and often you get involved in something frustrating or apparently purposeless, but there always seems to be a hidden purpose in everything. Sometimes you will learn something critical, or meet someone who will play an important part in your life.

8 comments:

jinksy said...

This is one of the most delightful post I've come across! Guess I'll keep in swimmin' !

Denise said...

Good Morning Patty and wise words to start my day off. I haven't heard of the frog and butter story for years and never seen the poem before. Loved it, thanks for the share.

अविनाश said...

We'll drown," he lamented without much ado,
And with a last despairing cry,


liked it

Judy said...

Loved this! Thankyou for sharing. :)

Brenda said...

So true! You just never know what can happen! Have a great evening!

Renie Burghardt said...

This is a great lesson, especially for me! Thank you, Patty. Have a good night.

Renie

Abe Lincoln said...

Very good advice but don't eat the butter before you hop out. LOL

Becky said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Patty!
You know I can use it about now.