Saturday September 25, 2004

Got this from a friendster post. Thought it was really inspirational.

The Donkey Theory

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 neighbours 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 neighbours 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.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less

0 comments on “Saturday September 25, 2004

  1. StonedEwok

    wow, cool story bel!

    i really like these inspirational type things…

    but i’m too lazy and too self-righteous to even TRY and implement the advice in my life 😛

    hehe, if i ever wanna become the dalai llama, i’ll keep those 5 simple rules handy! 🙂

  2. WillDaHoodlem

    u didnt hear the end of the story, it goes sumthing like this…

    alright, enough of that bullshit, wat really happened was the donkey came back and kicked the shit outta the farmer for trying to bury him, the farmer got ‘donkeitis’ from a bite on his butt and died a painful and miserable death.

    moral of the story, dont bury donkeys coz they come back and bite u on the butt…:)


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