Fwd: The Donkey

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a large well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer looked down into the well and tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided that the animal was way to old, and the well was useless and just needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the old 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. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and loudly cried.

Then, to everyone's amazement he got very quiet.

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 on the 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, 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 time. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping and never giving up! Shake it off and always take a step up.

Remember some 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 about an hour later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The deep gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from horrid shock.

When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs

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