Whatever life throws at you, it’s either you make it or break it. This story is amazing! I don’t know the source of this story but there is a good moral that can be learned.
Here’s the story:
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!
The moral that we can learn:
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. It’s a matter of choice if it will build you or break you. 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 – forgive yourself. Whatever mistakes you’ve done in the past, you still have a chance to correct it as long as you are alive. Forgive yourself.
2. Free your mind from worries. Most of what we worry about doesn’t come true. The Bible said, “Do not be anxious about the morrow…”
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have. Live by your own means. Be contented with what you have and don’t be envious to others.
4. To earn more, you have to give more. Nothing better than this one. The law of sowing and reaping is that you have to plant more seeds to reap more fruits. Giving is planting the seeds that you will reap in the future. Continue to share ideas, one way or the other, it will fall into the right person.
5. Expect less from people but more from yourself. Nobody will take care of you but you. Other people are too busy taking care of themselves, their own problems. Why wait for someone else?
Here’s to your success in making the best of your life!