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The Frog in the Milk Pail

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A little frog was hopping around the farmyard. He was looking for good things to eat. He found wonderfully juicy flies buzzing around the pig pen. “Gulp! Gulp!” Gone.

Then, he ate some delicious crunchy spiders that hung from webs behind the feed trough. “Gulp! Gulp!” Gone.

He saw a mosquito flying by and reached out with his long sticky tongue and grabbed it. “Slurp,” went his tongue. “Gulp! Gulp!” Gone.

As the little frog ate he explored new places. He saw a cricket hop into the milk shed. The cricket hopped through the door. So, the frog hopped through the door.

The cricket hopped up onto the milk stool. So, the frog hopped up on the milk stool. The cricket hopped up to the table top, and the frog hopped up to the table top. The cricket hopped to the window ledge, and the frog hopped to the window ledge. The cricket hopped out the window. But the frog fell, “SPLASH!” right into the milk pail.

The pail was filled half way with fresh milk. The level of the milk was too low for him to reach the top of the pail. The sides of the pail were high, and he could not climb out. The frog kicked, and he swam in circles until he became tired. He tried to close his eyes just to rest for a few seconds, but he sank to the bottom of the pail where his nostrils filled with milk. He could not breathe.

He used his legs to push off the bottom and kicked with all his might until he came to the surface again. He was so afraid, and he was so tired. He just wanted to rest. But every time, he quit kicking, he sank into the milk again and started to drown.

The frog did not give in to his fear or his tired legs. He kicked and he kicked and he kicked and he kicked.

Then, something strange happened. The milk began to turn thicker around him. At first, this make kicking even harder. The thickened milk tried to suck him to the bottom of the pail. It was harder than even to swim and to kick. But, still the frog would not give up.

Finally, the milk turned thick enough that the frog could stand on top of it instead of sinking in. The milk had been turned into butter through all the kicking and turning and churning of the frog. The frog was able to climb out to safety and to return to his family.

Lesson:

When your life gets really tough.

When you think you’ve had enough

When the world works you to death

Just try to take a big deep breath

Try so hard before you rest

Keep on working, do your best

Don’t give until you’re done.

Don’t give up until you’ve won.

Never Give Up!

Why Man Lives Eighty Years

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When the creator made the world, he wanted to give each person and each animal thirty years to live. He told man, “You will rule over all of my creatures!” You will be young, healthy, handsome, strong and wise!” You will live for thirty years, the same as the animals you watch over.”

It must have seemed wonderful to man to be able to rule over the creatures on the earth. But, he was not happy about only having thirty years to live.

After creating man, God created the donkey. “Donkey,” God said, “You will eat unappetizing food and never be full. You will work for man and carry his heavy loads. People and animals will make fun of you.”

“God,” begged the donkey, “I don’t want to suffer. May I only live ten years instead of thirty?”

Man heard the donkey. “God?” he asked. “May I have the twenty years the Donkey does not want?”

God granted his request but said, “You will use those extra years just as the donkey would have used them.” Man agreed since this would allow him to live to be 50 years old.

Then God created the dog. “You will have to defend everything around you,” God said to the dog. “You will always sense danger even when it is far away from you and bark at everything around you. You will never get enough rest. You will always do more for others than they do for you, and you will always seek to please the men who own you during your thirty years.”

“God, said the dog, “If my life will be so hard, please let me live ten years instead of thirty.”

Man hear the dog’s request and asked God for the twenty years the dog did not want. God granted his request but said, “You will have to to live those extra twenty years just as the dog would have lived them.” Man agreed because he would now be able to live 70 years instead of only fifty.

Then God created the monkey. “You will look like man,” God told the momkey. But, you won’t live like man. YOu will climb trees and jump from branch to branch. You will often act silly and imitate what you see around you in your thirty years.”

“God,” said the monley, “If I must act so silly, I don’t want to live for thirty years. Twenty is enough for me.” Again, man heard and asked for the extra ten years.

God gave the extra years to man, but told him that he would have to live those extra ten years just as the monkey would have lived them.

Man was happy with the extra years the creator gave to him. He lived his life just as God said he would. For the first thirty years of his life man is young and handsome. He is strong and rules over all of God’s creatures on the earth. This is the time most men marry and have children of their own.

Then from thirty to fifty, man begins to worry about acquiring things. He works like a donkey and feels like he can never collect enough of everything around him. From fifty to seventy, man lives more like a dog. He guards the things he has collected. He doesn’t sleep as well and sees dangers all around him. Sometimes, he barks at others without reason. He feels insecure and unprotected.

From seventy to eighty, man’s hands shake. His legs bend. His eyes cannot see well, and he cannot hear as well. His mind begins to wear out and he begins to act silly, just like a monkey. He sometimes even imitates others without knowing why.