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Monday, September 21, 2009

Shake It Off And Take A Step Up

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.

P.s. Be a smart ass!

4 inspired and motivated:

The Whisperer said...

Yes, step up.. wish it was always that easy :)

Thanks, though, for the insigt!

Haris Gulzar said...

Depends on how we see life. If we take all difficulties as opportunities, nothing would remain difficult, but that needs a lot of courage and hope. It is the shaking part that usually puts us down and we dont realize that we can take a step up if we shake it off...

R S V said...

I am inspired...
be a smart ass...hehe.......

can I use the story somewhere?

Americanising Desi said...

RSV, surely you can :)

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