> 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. > > > Remember the five simple rules to be happy: > > > Free your heart from hatred - Forgive. > > > Free your mind from worries - Most never > happen. > > > Live simply and appreciate what you have. > > > Give more. > > > Expect less > > > > > NOW ........... > > > Enough of that crap . ... . The donkey later > came back, > and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. > The gash from the bite got infected and > the farmer eventually died in agony from > septic shock. > > > > > MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: > > > When you do something wrong, and try to cover > your ass, it always comes back to bite you. > > > You have two choices...smile and close this > page, or pass this along to someone else to > spread the fun.