Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Pls Read To The End!!

A friend forwarded this story to me.
I simply loved it so I decided to share with you.

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;
just wasn't worth it 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 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 steppingstone. 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. . . . .


azuka said...

Amazing. That's a new way of looking at things...

Keshi said...

hey Chris MWAHHHH!

I hv read this story b4..wut an amazing lesson ha!

I hope ur keeping well..I missed u. TC hun!


Be silent said...

This is amazing i guess this is how we should treat all the dirt that is thrown our way

classybabe said...

Nice post!I hope i remember to do this when i get some "dirt" thrown on me

Heidi said...

Luv this!!!!!! ( as everything else u post)

starry nights said...

Loved this story, something to remember when life gets tough and you feel its too much to take,just shrug it off and stand above it all.