Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lesson From A Donkey???

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 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 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.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
Live simply and appreciate what you have.
Give more. Expect less.

NOW ............Enough of that crap ....

The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had 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 LESSON: When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.


  1. Holy cow that was the best post I will see all day! Hilarious yet moving. I used to ride bareback as much as possible in the summer because I hated the sweat the horse's would work up from the saddle. English style is probably better that way yes? I preferred to ride our horses in Wyoming. My Dad had a friend with a ranch up there and we would go on packtrips. If you ever want to do something like that with your horse let me know. It is something I think often when I am stuck at home all day everyday with the little one.

  2. ROFL!!! I'm telling my kids this one... with an edit.

    By the way, the 20th is a monday - do you mean the 18th or 25?

  3. Hahaha that was a good one XD


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