Why is Geraldine in Nottingham? It’ll come clear but let’s start with that: I woke up one morning with this wonderful idea that the world would be a better place if people felt good. I remember the song in my head was ‘Heal the world’ a song that today I still hear and smile.
There are lots of reasons why I woke up thinking that I’m sure and the beginning is somewhere in between all the stories I’ve got going on in my head but one thing for sure, it’s a journey I’m on that never ends and what’s better is everyday brings something or someone else!
A good story I’ve heard lately, I’m not sure who it’s from but it’s the end of the story that matters. It’s the frog one and it goes something like this:
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs who arranged a climbing competition. Their goal was to reach the top of a very high tower. A crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer them on. The race began…..
Honestly, no one in the crowd really believed the tiny frogs would be able to make it to the top. Comments heard throughout the race were such as,
“They won’t get to the top”
“Not a chance they will succeed,”
“The tower is way too high.”
“At some point, they will all fall”
“It’s not possible!”
“Who do they think they are? Spiderman?”
Sure enough, the tiny frogs began falling, one by one—except for those who, in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher. People continued to yell, “It is too difficult! You won’t make it!”
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.
Most started to really believe what the crowd were saying…
There was ONE though who continued to climb higher and higher.
This one just refused to give up!
The crowd continued with their comments on and on….
BUT after all had given up climbing the tower there was that only one tiny frog who, after a big effort, reached the top! Thrilled, all of the other tiny frogs wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it. They asked how did you do it? How did you find the strength to carry on and reach the top?
It turned out…the one who made it to the top was DEAF!
Believe in yourself, go after your dreams, don’t listen to the ones who tell you that you can’t, in the end go for it with all the passion that you have and you will succeed!