Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Donkey

I came across this story and I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you :o)

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"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 neighbours 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 neighbours 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!

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." ~ Author Unknown


Lori-Ann said...

Good story with a moral.

I guess you could say it's an instruction manual for "How to get your ass out of a ditch" ;) (whut? it's proper noun in the dictionary!) hahaha

Rachael said...

I like that ,Thanks for sharing!!

~Tammy said...

What a beautiful story and the timing couldn't be more perfect.


Karen said...

It's a very good story one perhaps we should all read and remember from time to time

Irene said...

Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Faith Ann said...

What a great story... and one smart donkey :)

Lili said...

Cathey, thanks for sharing this wonderful story! I never thought of comparing you to a donkey before, but in this case...