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 wasn’t worth it to save the donkey. He asked his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.
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 and was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. As the neighbors shoveled dirt on the animal, he shook it off and took a step up. Soon, all were amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Life shovels 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.
The donkey later came back and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer died in agony from septic shock.The Moral of this story:
- M1 – When you do something wrong and try to cover yourself, it always comes back to bite you!
- M2 – Remember the 5 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. 5)- Expect less. 4)- Give more.