THE DONKEY AND THE WELL...
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.
So 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 something amazing.
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!
Moral: 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 giving up!
Shake it off and take a step
up! Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
your Heart from Hatred.
your Mind from Worries.
Her animal friends were so hungry now that the cat
said, "I will". The duck said, "I will". The pig said,
The Little Red Hen who had done all the work by
herself was disgusted with her friends. She said, "I did all the work and
I will eat it myself." And she did.