Donkeys Are Not Dumb

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The donkey cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. If you’ve ever heard a donkey ‘cry’ you know how loud and upsetting it is.
Donkey Stuck In A Well
Donkey Stuck In A Well
Finally, the farmer 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 even more loudly in panic and fear.
Then, to everyone’s amazement the donkey quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer 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 off the dirt and take a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the donkey, he would shake it off and take another step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
***** MORAL OF THE STORY AND LIFE LESSON *****
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.

Remember the five 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.
  5. Expect less
PS: I think I need to talk to this donkey.
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