Story: The Farmer’s Donkey

One fine day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out when to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered anyway. And it was going to be too much work to try 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 fell on top of the donkey, he would shake it off and take a step. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off.

You see, 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. 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.
Now…  Enough of this Cinderella story. The donkey later came back and bit the farmer who tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

Moral from today’s story:  When you do something wrong, and try to cover your butt, it always comes back to bite you.

You have two choices: Smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone who might enjoy the fun.  Good Day.

Source:  Old Horsetail Snake

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