The Donkey Story
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 and was astonished at what he saw. With every
shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing
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 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 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 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.
P.S.: The donkey later came back and kicked THE ****
out of the farmer that tried burying him.
Moral: When you try to cover your ***, it always
comes back to get you.