I had to share this story

  1. A friend sent it to me:

    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 steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just
    by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   leslie :-D
    awesome story kathy. it would behoove many of us to heed the moral of the story. thank you.
  4. by   pokey sn
    Thanks! It goes along the same lines as 'Don't sweat the small stuff' and 'whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger'.
  5. by   canoehead
    That puts one of my problems recently into a different perspective- thanks. I'm gonna kick some farmer *** when I get out of the well. (You know who you are)
  6. by   Mister Chris
    [QUOTE=spacenurse]
    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.................

    Great Story, Just what I needed to read on this cold cold night back on duty! Now I can 'roll with the punches' when the complaints start, and the work gets more heavy - just shake off the dirt and keep going.

    Thanks,

    'Mister Chris'
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from canoehead
    That puts one of my problems recently into a different perspective- thanks. I'm gonna kick some farmer *** when I get out of the well. (You know who you are)

  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Great story and needed today...thank you!
  9. by   jnette
    Yes.. had read that a year or so ago and loved it then.... thanx for the reminder. So very, very, very true.
  10. by   nurseygrrl
    Cool story! Thanks for sharing.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I remember getting this one in email some years back. good moral!!!

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