Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Donkey In The Well

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer  tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be recovered up anyway, so it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.  Then to everyone amazement's he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He astonished at what he saw. With each shovel dirt hit his back , the donkey was doing something. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Now, most people think that's the end, but it isn't.

The donkey later came back and bit the shit out of the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

Lesson : Do unto other as you what have others do unto you. If you don't want to be ripped off, don't rip off others . If you don't want to be judge, don't judge. When you do something that can hurt others, remember it is always come back to bite you.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy!

1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less

Have a great day everyone!


Robin said...

Thank you, I totally needed this this week because boy have I had a lot of dirt dumped on me...

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, this is a most inspiring tale that describes best the Biblical and Golden Rule saying that we should do unto others what we want others to do unto us. Thanks for the inspiring post. God bless you always.

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