[lfjokes] A Farmer's Donkey
simondo at paradise.net.nz
Tue Feb 17 03:05:54 EST 2004
A Farmer's Donkey
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 each 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 looked down the
well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every
shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did
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, every one was amazed, as the donkey
stepped up over the edge of the well and 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 stepping stone. 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.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
O.K., that's enough of that Bullshit ... The donkey
came back later, caught the farmer out in the field
and kicked the shit out of him. Then he went over to
each of his neighbors farms and kicked the shit out
of them too for helping.
The REAL Moral:
When you try to cover your ass, it always comes back
to get you!!!
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