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The Donkey
January 23, 2003
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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, and was astonished at what he saw.

With every 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 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 5 simple rules to be happy:
1. free your heart from hatred
2. free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less...

January 23, 2003
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This was a nice pick me up for me to read today! Thanks for sharing and pointing out the obvious... Funny how 5 simple rules that sound so easy come so hard (sometimes). 🙂

January 23, 2003
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Thank you Tracy, I enjoyed that.
Words to live by..

January 24, 2003
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You are welcome, a friend sent it to me today in an e-mail. I thought it was appropriate for this site.

I just hope more people read it but with a title like "The Donkey" they my not. hahaha!

I'm glad it helped you both. Just a little food for thought.

January 24, 2003
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Hey Tracylyn,
I thought you were talking about me yesterday.....I could relate and I liked it. One step at a time!
How are you today?

January 27, 2003
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No MJ......I'd never call you a Donkey. hee hee hee.

January 27, 2003
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I love a sense of humor....

Thanks for bringing me a smile!

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