To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on September 24, 2013 in Blog1
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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 a way to get him out.
Finally the farmer decided it was probably impossible and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway, so it just wasn’t worth it to try and retrieve the donkey.
So the farmer asked his neighbors to come over and help him cover up the well. They all grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, when the donkey realized what was happening he cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down and let out some happy brays.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked down the well to see what was happening and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.
As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he continued to shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!

  1.  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.
  2.  Moral : Every adversity can be turned into a stepping stone. The way to get out of the deepest well is by never giving up but by shaking yourself off and taking a step up.
  3.  Moral : In life, what happens to you isn’t nearly as important as what you do about it or how you react to the happening.

3 Comments

  1. Teresa Mwangi December 12, 2013 Reply

    Its good to hear such great stories. Makes one appreciate many things we take for granted and understand humanity better.

  2. denise January 20, 2014 Reply

    this is a wonderful story…thank you for sharing <3

  3. ASHOK KUMAR AHUJA November 23, 2014 Reply

    A wonderful Fable – It resembles to what I have heard of an ANT who was moving with a rice grain and it reached, what looked to it like a valley. The ant wanted to cross it and after little time, it kept the rice grain to bridge the gap and walked over it to the other side. There it picked up the grain and continued carrying the grain to its destination.

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