Thursday, September 11, 2008

Shake It Off And Take A Step Up

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 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’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 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!

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


Danie said...

wow, that is a good moral! i need to start listening to that!!!

Anonymous said...

that's not the end of the story.

The donkey later came back and bit the heck 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.


When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

Anonymous said...

Good one - just what I was looking for!

I will sleep well tonight. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anonymous said...

When you try to cover your sss, its gonna come back to get you?

Anonymous said...

What kind of ass would just stand there and get buried?

Anonymous said...

This is dumb. Obviously you would shoot the donkey first. The REAL moral is, if you know that someone has made an error, quietly work out a way for you to benefit from it.

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