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Thread: the old mans donkie

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    the old mans donkie

    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!

    MORAL :
    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:

    1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

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

    3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

    4. Give more.

    5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

    You have two choices... smile and close this page,
    or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson.

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    That's a wonderful story with a great result - I will pass it on! Thanks for sharing!

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    HAHAHA, if I would have been that donkey, I would have kicked the farmer after I got out.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Great story!
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    thanks for sharing that sweet story with a good lesson

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    Thanks for sharing. I've seen it before but it is a good one to reread.

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I'll definitely pass it along. God bless

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    Thanks for sharing this timely reminder as we had in the holiday season.

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    Very nice, thank you.
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