Sunday, January 27, 2013

Getting Out Of The Well

This is very nice, I just want to share this 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 since the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth the effort 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. The donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly at first.  Then, to everyone's amazement he soon 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.

The farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, and he would continue 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 is to remember to shake it off and take a step up just like getting out of the well.  Each of our troubles can be a stepping stone. We can get out of any situation, even the deepest well, just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1.  Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2.  Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

3.  Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4.  Be willing to give more.

5.  And always remember to expect less from others than yourself.

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