One day, two frogs were enjoying the day in the barn when they accidently
fell into the farmer's bucket of cream, and they couldn't get out. The two
frogs kept swimming around to keep from drowning, and every once in a while
they would try to climb out, but this was becoming very tiring.
One frog kept saying, "This is useless, we should just give up." But the other frog
just ignored the comment and kept swimming. Finally, the pessimistic frog
gave up and drowned. The other frog was sad at the loss of his friend, but
he wasn't going to give up. He kept swimming and swimming, and, finally,
the cream turned into butter and the frog simply climbed out.
This story shows that even if we stumble and others try to pull us down,
we got to keep on swimming because, eventually, the cream will turn into
butter and we'll make it out of the pail.
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Ciera Lundquist