January 19, 2008

The 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 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 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 ............ the rest of the story:
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.

*I know what you were thinking, but I was still talking about the donkey!


rockync said...

LOL! One of my frequent isms is "watch out that doesn't come back to bite you in the ass."

I guess I should change that to, "Watch out the ass doesn't come back an bite you!"

Jan said...

rockync..well, actually, that's what happens, isn't it? You know, as in "be sure your sins will find you out." LOL

sheoflittlebrain said...

I've been having a fun time reading your fun and funny, but thought provoking posts, Jan :D)

Today's moral is so true! Luckily, I haven't tried to get away with too much, but I've had to rub in the bite mark ointment a few times in my life..Ouch!

Jan said...

"but I've had to rub in the bite mark ointment a few times in my life..Ouch!"

She..no doubt, there are quite a few of us with industrial size containers of that stuff on hand! :)

Yehudi01 said...

Awesome story, Jan! Great advice...I always live by the "CYA" rule.

Jan said...

yehudi..I hear you! :)

k said...

Oh yeah. I've gone through buckets of that stuff, myself.

See what I mean? This one had me doing both: giggling and thinking at the same time.

Jan said...

k..both are good for ails you,right? :)

Anonymous said...

OH yes.

The best medicine.