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Saturday, February 6, 2010

THE LESSON FROM A DONKEY

I think this is a great followup to my previous post ....

THE LESSON FROM A DONKEY

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 covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.


He invited all his neighbours 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's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours 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!

MORAL :
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 stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up.


Remember these simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

3 comments:

Maree said...

What a lovely story Sophia! At first my heart was cringing, but luckily a happy ending - and a wonderful lesson to learn!

Sophia Elise said...

Hi Maree - thanks for your comment - I was like you - my heart going out to the poor donkey - but then the underdog showed them all! :-)

Kay said...

Hi Sophia, when I first heard this story the farmer and his friends had tried for two days to get the donkey out by every other means... I like to think that, anyway!

Yay for happy endings
(now about that cloning...)

Lol.