The 10 Most Inspirational Short Stories I’ve Heard

8. The Group of Frogs (Encouragement)

The Group of Frogs (Inspirational Short Stories)

As a group of frogs were traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that they’re was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit. Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of he pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

Moral of the story: People’s words can have a big effect on other’s lives. Think about what you say before it comes out of your mouth. It might just be the difference between life and death.

Written by Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.


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  1. Hello Dan Western brother,
    can you please post some motivational stories that could motivate the students who isolated at school?
    Thank you

  2. where do you find more stories like these?

    I practice public speaking and telling these stories could make for a powerful speech

    Thank you!

  3. Awesome article thanks for inspiring us with ur small and inspirational short stories. Especially the elephant rope one…

  4. Loved the article a lot.Some stories are really amazing and its worth reading.Thank you so much for posting this article.

  5. Each story has an unique point to take up but the Love made my eyes wet….
    I am writing book on belief need your reference for the same and support where I can mention your blog details

  6. Elephant rope was really sad, I mean imagine a life that’s tied to a rope forever. And that thought of never being able to get free, so sad. But good story!

  7. It’s an actual life problem.
    We stop trying and crying when things are not working.
    We should find the new way to do it. That’s what our failure means. 🙂

  8. Hey Dan Western ..m really inspired by all stories..thnx frn..
    Could you just jot down some stories for morning assembly for little children for morning assmebly

  9. “The Elephant Rope” This story really inspired me. Because my parents wanted me to follow them always. I feel like I can’t decide on my own. 🙁 But now, I am determine to follow the things that makes me feel happy.
    -All is well

    • my parents allow me to do anything that i want to do , but not bad things & I also do that … in this your parents are like to be bad or they are pgl ……………

  10. Dear Dan Western, Hope you’re doing good.
    I would like to thank you for posting all these lovely and inspiring stories. The Box full of kisses had me crying. Loved it. Keep up the good work. God bless…

  11. Hello, it’s hard to choose the favorite among them. Every story posted here has it’s own significance. Thank you for posting them, would request to share more such stories.

    Warm regards,

  12. Dear Dan Western,
    Thank you for sharing these stories… Yes, I have heard all of the 10 before and I’m happy to remember them from your site. I will be sharing them with others.

    Joncyn A.

  13. There is a story that I know which is about saying unkind words. It is like squeezing toothpaste out of its tube and trying to get it back in again. Better of if you never said or did anything in the first place.

  14. All these stories are awesome. Most touching were “Box full of kisses” and the Puppies for sale. Great Job

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