A poem for you in the new year.
Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl,
One was an optimistic soul,
But the other took a gloomy view,
"I shall drown," he said "and so will you."
So with a last despairing cry,
He closed his eyes and said "Good-bye."
But the other frog with a merry grin,
Said "I can't get out, but I won't give in.
I'll swim around til my strength is spent.
For bravely trying, I'll die content."
So on he swam until it would seem,
His struggles began to churn the cream.
On top of the butter at last he stopped,
And out of the bowl he happily hopped.
What's the message here. It's easily found.
If you can't get out - keep swimming around.
On my father's desk at the place he worked, there was a green glass frog. When I would visit him, I would see the frog and appreciate it every time. There was just something about it. When he passed away, I kept that frog that was on his desk for so many years.
Years later, I found a baby glass frog that looked just like the frog that belonged to my dad.
I still have both of those frogs, and am reminded that if things ever get tough in life, am I going to be like the frog who lost hope or the other little fellow who always had hope and kept swimming around til he got out of that deep cream bowl. I want to be like him. ; )