The Art of Life|May 5, 2007 2:54 PM| by:

The Wise Donkey

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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 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. As the dirt fell 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!

So remember:
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of  dirt. 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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  • http://Website Amal Sircar

    The ‘moral’ of ‘The Wise Donkey’ is an eye-opener and needs to be practiced by us.