Million Frogs

A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he could use a million frog legs. The restaurant owner was exhilarated. “But where can I get so many frog legs?” he asked. The farmer replied, “There is a pond near my house. It is full of frogs. There must be millions of them. They croak all night long. I am about to go crazy!”

So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the latter would deliver five hundred frogs every week.

Following week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking sheepish. He had only two scrawny frogs. The restaurant owner asked, “Well... where are all the frogs?” The farmer said, “I was mistaken. There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they were making so much noise I though there must be at least a million of them!'

Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you, remember, it's probably just a couple of noisy frogs. Problems always seem bigger in the dark. Have you ever lain in your bed at night worrying about things, which seem almost overwhelming like a million frogs croaking? Chances are when the morning comes, and you take a closer look, you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Rajeev Gupta