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Cassandra Carlopio
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This story shows the power of encouragement, the words of others and the words we use towards ourselves.
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Linda
Group of frogs
I learned a long time ago, I think from Brian Tracy, that you may not believe what others tell you, but you always believe your inner voice. I’d always told myself I wasn’t creative, so my brain went about proving me right! As a manager, I learned how my words could affect others, too. And, of course, just living shows you the effect others’ words can ha e on you!
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Matthew
Little help
I'm feeling really too depressed for even an Aura story to help pull me our of it.
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Becky
Frogs
I’ve thought about what I’m about to say. This story was lame. Perhaps for an 8 year old but I doubt a kid is listening to this. Don’t waste your valuable 3 minutes.
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Jim
The frogs
It’s so easy to appreciate these lessons and stories in the calm serenity of the early morning. What makes me smile, is those occasional moments when “frantic and frustration” rule the moment.... and every so often one of these stories comes to mind, and perfectly diffuses the situation. ... and I leave it all fall as it may, and move on to a new moment. ... they do come up so quickly, don’t you think? Heck.. I’ve had three or four of them in the time it took me to type this! : )
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Leila
Group of frogs
Words can effect us in negative and positive ways. You never know what situation a person can be in so always think before you say or just don’t say it at all.
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Tammy
Group of frogs
We have all been influenced by what others say to us and about us. This story highlights the importance of not paying attention to what others say and just go for it. Your true strength lies in your own self. We must believe.
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Walter J
Trying...
Cute short story with a couple takeaways for me: 1) Pay attention to where you are walking, especially when in the woods (or looking at your phone these days ) 2) Never give up! Regardless of what others are saying. 3) Use any negative from others as fuel in your tank to push you to higher achievements. 4) There are times when it is good to be hard of hearing (especially for salesmen) 5) Try to be selective who you travel and/or hang out with! 6) We will typically perform better when we Think others are cheering for us. 7)Never underestimate the power of an audience for good or evil. And most importantly - maybe what we consider to be our short comings/handicaps/disabilities/limitations (or whatever you want to label them) can actually save our life - so count your blessings and be grateful for who you are! ❤️☮️🍀
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Cyndee
Never give up!
When I was very young I remember seeing my grandma crawl on your hands and knees to get around because she had severe arthritis and had had a stroke and a heart attack. I was too young to help her walk and everyone was at work, she instructed me to get a chair and crawl up on the kitchen counter, get the bread out of the bread box and put it in the toaster, she gave me instructions every step of the way so I could make us toast so we could eat. I remember that day every time I’m in a situation that is extremely difficult and I’ve had my day when I had to crawl to the kitchen to get something to eat because my back went out. She taught me not to give up, not to cave-in and I believe she’s the reason why I am a survivor of many different difficult situations. Rest in peace grandma, you’re not forgotten.❤️
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Erin
I sound like a frog 🐸
I am feeling sick my voice sounds like a frog I am doing okay & I get to relax
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Ali
Aunts passing
I learned that if we push hard enough, we can make it through the hardest times in our lives.
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Jolie
Be a fighter
I learned that in life we encounter some people who discourage us,but we must fight and move forward
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Time
Terminology
Been a while since my last visitation on Aura. A blessing to be back, to indulge thyself and others with mere optimism and perseverance to achieve ambitions
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Sara
Think positive
I learned that you should take the bad and make it to the better. When life gives you lemons. Make lemonade
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Tiffany
Words hurt
Growing up I was taught that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Recovery has taught me that words hurt feelings. When I deny the hurt I am abusing myself. Sometimes I wish I could not hear the hurtful words. Other times I am grateful when I do because I can set boundaries to protect myself.
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Christine
Encourage
I really need to encourage a lot more. I don’t necessarily discourage but sometimes things get left unspoken.
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Matthew
Frog in my throat
I'm fairly used to opening my mouth wide and plopping a foot right into it! I don't mean to be this way, I'm just so ready to jump in with ideas and thoughts, that I often blurt out the wrong thing! It's hurt me in the past, but I've been striving to stop this behavior. Especially now my brain isn't quite what it used to be. Slow and steady’ll win this race for me.
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Cyndy
I feel sleepy
I learned that we need to be mindful of our words towards others, but also persevere and don’t give up.
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Melody
Mindful
It made me think more about what I say/do will have an impact on people and what people say/do will have an impact on me. It reminds me to be mindful and careful with my words because it could have an effect on someone else’s day.
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Gabrielle
My first meditation..
I have been so distracted by life that I haven’t really took time out for me. That was the best three minutes of my life.
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Eric
Made me think about life
I been constantly having sleepless nights during work days even weekends, I been so focused on my 2 year relationship that ended I kept putting my self down thinking I would never make it anywhere in life, will I find another girl etc. Hearing this made me realize no matter how hard things get you shouldn't push yourself down, instead believe you can accomplish anything because that is the greatest achievement of all.
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Kayla
Makes sense
There are some bad frogs in the world. Ones that will tell you to give up without trying. All you need is one good frog to turn their words around and make a bad situation better.
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Zoey
Encourage and believe in yourself
I learned that encouragement from within is more important than from others. I need to learn how to encourage myself and make myself proud and happy.
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Hunter
Self love
It’s important to be kind to yourself. Not put yourself down and always use positive worlds
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Julie
Words
It’s important to stay positive no matter the circumstance.
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Kelly
Self Love
It is important in times of stress to take a look at the way you’re thinking and turn negativity into positivity through self love
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Nikiwe
Positivity is power
Keeping a positive mindset can help overcome even the toughest moments.
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Abby
Positive to self and others
It’s hard to think this in times of distress and sadness. You want to say what you what to say to someone, but would it help them or hurt them? Are you going to make a positive impact on them and they leave a positive impact on you? Or speak the negative. Stay positive everyone and love one another and self❤️
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Lida
Sun
I felt the warmth of the sun. Nobody can hurt me or ruin the peacefulness surrounding me. I felt like God was holding me in his hands and I elevated to the sky.
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Inès
self love
my best friend told me something today and i think is really important : “you don’t have to love yourself right not but you do have to learn to appreciate yourself. start small. you’ll get there.” i find this so empowering because we do have to live with ourselves for the rest of our lives so we might as well at least like and appreciate ourselves and find things to live for. and, little by little, begin to love ourselves and actually enjoy our lives, enjoy living and love. i don’t know if this makes sense to anyone else but it really spoke to me...
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alex
words can make a big differrence
i should be careful in using words, it can be so powerful to encourage someone to change their life for the better or it could could lead them to their downfall we should always stay in the positive light
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Julia
frogs
I noticed how crucial it is to think about what I want to say and what effect my words have on other people.
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Tom
A Group of Frogs
The speaker makes a point, you should always strive to be benevolent and encouraging. On the other hand you should also be able to deal with adversity on your own. The deaf frog was able to shut out the noise and focus on him/herself. That’s my takeaway, if it’s not positive or constructive, shut it out. It doesn’t help you and it doesn’t get you anywhere. Keep striving and working and you will reach your goals, it won’t be easy, but you will
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Rose
Turmoil Times
So simplistic, when everything around is crashing down I automatically want to hide and give up. Then I remind myself- if I am what people say, then I know nothing of myself and to give in would only give them the power to say who I am.
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Laura
Frogs Story
What i took from this story is that we can take what others say and give up hope or we can choose to be deaf and keep trying. If it’s negative stuff people say choose to be deaf and think of it as they are cheering us on. Why think people are being negative. I know it’s the literal meaning, but I like it.
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Corey
Encouraging Myself
I will always be the first person with words of encouragement, congratulations, or kindness for someone else. But remembering that I need to give the same to myself is a challenge. I need to work on that so that when I’m in the pit, I’m not also one of the frogs at the top yelling “you should just give up!”
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Gabriella
be kind to others and to yourself
I should encourage myself more, and believe in myself more I should mind the thing I say to others and to myself
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Julie
Encouraging Words
This story was a good reminder to think about the effect that your words can have on yourself and others around you. A little encouragement can go a long way .
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Kamila
Surprised
Didn't expect such turn of events. Lesson learned with this one.
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Susan
Group of Frogs
What a wonderful story. Be deaf to to the negative world around you. See everything as encouragement. Never give up when every one else does. Keep jumping higher.
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Melanie
frogs
interesting story and definitely a good point but it didn't seem to work on me very well
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sean
life
I understood the moral of this story...but this isn't my problem. My problem is my confidence. I'm not brave at all..
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Megan
Encouragement
My family and friends are very kind people but many of them are like the frogs at the top - they don't understand what I do and thus are very discouraging. I need to completely tune them out and pretend as though everyone is cheering for me and press forward. I like thinking about the reverse as well - it's important to encourage others.
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Brittany
Deaf
People words including your own have a huge effect on how you feel and think and how you make others feel . Be careful what you say it could be the difference in life or death to some
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Jane
I think it's mean and rude to tell some one give up.
If people (or frogs in this problem) yell at you to give up don't because like this frog that gave up he thought everything is hopeless unlike the frog that ignored the other and kept trying and belived made it out!
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Patrick
Remember
Quite a chilling story. One to share with many other in this day and age. others words have gained to much power in this world of social media and instant desire to be accepted.
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Connor
Aware
Being aware of what others are saying makes you more wise about those who truly care and those who don’t
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Chayse
Group of Frogs
I learned that my words could be of great use and also be someone else's downfall. I learned to choose my words wisely and encourage others.
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Lana
Realize
I learned that what people say whether it’s good or bad should be fuel to push yourself to do better
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Jeremy
Encouragement and support
For not only others, but also towards myself, the words I say or think have an effect. They aren't JUST words. Especially in repetition where the effect compounds upon itself and grows in intensity and creates it's spiral. But fear not, as much as this is true negatively it is true positively. A change to positive thinking and speaking makes the world a better place.
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Francis
heartwarming
for some reason this warmed my heart. i loved how he chose to think glass half full instead of the opposite. he survived bc of what he thought others were saying. i will take this with me and watch my words warmingly.
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Jordan
Language
I absolutely LOVE this meditation. It’s so important we are conscious of the language we use towards ourselves and others, because it may have more of an impact than we realise.
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Rachel
Peace
I'm not feeling well tonight, so to calm my body and mind before bed I freely it necessary to meditate. I didn't sneeze once throughout the session!
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Sarah
Word have power
I learned that what we say can have strong effects on others, but others words can only have as strong effect as we let them.
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Debb
“Sticks and Stones. . .
. . . may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Anyone who has ever suffered verbal abuse knows that this nursery rhyme is NOT true. The effects of words, both positive and negative, can last for decades. Although we cannot control the words of others, we can choose our words to others and ourselves. This short little story reminds us of the importance and power of our words. 💫♥️💫
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Danny
Perception
How you choose to perceive other’s opinions can make a big difference.
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Mike
1/10/19
I had a hard time focusing today. I need to give myself space to relax before I try to center
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JEFF
Being Still
I noticed that being still in mind and body is not always as easy as it seems, especially with noise all around me.
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Piper
Three frigs
I need to keep persisting to become a better version of myself
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Aidan
What?
The story doesn’t make much sense. He’s deaf, and obviously the other frogs don’t know or else they wouldn’t have been yelling at him, yet he hears them ask if he heard them.
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Grace
Group of frogs
This is an inspirational story about a group of frogs I think everyone should hear
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Freja
How could he hear them ask if he was deaf! Otherwise it was an inspirational story.
That words have a lot of power and that it’s god not to listen to people who doesn’t really care for you. To surround me with positive, supportive, upbringing and caring people.
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Prestin
The morale of the story.
I learned that no matter how many people tell you something, ultimately you, and only you, are in charge of your life.
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Prestin
What’s consciousness
I’m gonna be Buddhist now because they’re a higher conscious
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Cami
Diferencia
La diferencia entre lograrlo o no, no esta en las dificultades que se nos presenten, o incluso en las capacidades que tengamos nosotro mismo, si no en lo que sale de nosotros y de los demas. Las palabras,como obra de nuestro pensamiento, son mas poderosas y pesadas que nuestra fuerza fisica y capacidad corporal... Por eso es tan importante cuidar lo que decimos, tanto para con nosotros como hacia los demas. En nuestras palabras esta el poder de cambiar cualquier cosa.
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Grace
enlightened
I feel enlightened and better than I did before :)
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Ali
relaxed
i felt relax and calm like so much yime to rest and feel safe
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Celeste
DETERMINED
I learned that words can have an negative effect on you only if you let it. During story time, I could actually see the entire scenario in my head. it made me motivated. I learned a lot from that frog. never give up no matter what.
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Anirudh
Self belief
i learnt that i should always believe in what i do at any stage of my life and be confident in anything i believe
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Heather
words matter
We should take care in the words we use everyday with our selves and others.
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David
self belive
belive in yourself more , everyones on different paths and chapters in live , just focus on yours
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Susie
self conscious
someone complimented me today and it immediately felt good. But a few moments later all the negative thoughts showed up. "they just felt sorry for you, you're not good enough, they were just being nice". These thoughts owe took my day and it just went down hill. I'm hoping to find someone to combats these thoughts and love myself more.
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Brian
I hope to be all three. Adversity
Adversity can bring new positive things like the coffee, I can go into a situation hard like a potato and come out soft and completely changed and finally I can be a fragile egg and be on the edging of breaking but I will come out of tough times even tougher
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Mariella
Group of frogs
Don’t let other people’s words or actions tell you that you can’t do something when you know you can
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Susan
Group Of Frogs
Words... they are so powerful. But also it is how you hear those words. Speak positively to yourself and to others bit also listen for the positive things in life
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Danita
I like the frog story because it’s very inspiring. Today is definitely the time to watch what comes
It reinforces the fact that we definitely need to watch our mouths, especially now. Sometimes if I don’t know what to say, I just smile or rub my chin thoughtfully and then come up with a great sentence.
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Ashleigh
Frog story
This reminded me that words have such a powerful meaning. And reminder to respond rather react.