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The farmers donkey

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Oxford, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    One day a farmer's donkey fell into an abandoned 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; so it just wasn't worth it to him to try to retrieve the
    donkey.

    He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They each grabbed a shovel and
    began to shovel dirt into the well. Realizing what was happening, the donkey at first cried
    and wailed horribly. Then, a few shovelfuls later, he quieted down completely.

    The farmer peered down into the well, and was astounded by what he saw. With every
    shovelful of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake
    it off and take a step up on the new layer of dirt.

    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, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and
    trotted off, to the shock and astonishment of all the neighbors!

    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to
    not let it bury you, but 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.
    Free your mind from worries.
    Live simply.
    Give more.
    Expect less.

    Also, the donkey kicked the crap out of the guy that tried to bury him. Which brings me
    to another moral for this story:

    When you try to cover your ***, it always comes back and gets you.
    :nod: