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The Donkey Moral


Aug 20, 2002
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Moral of the 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, everyone was amazed, as the donkey stepped up over the

edge of the well and trotted off.

The 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. 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


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 B.S... The donkey later came back, caught

the farmer out in the field and bit him. Then kicked the $&!% out of

him. Then he went over to each of his neighbors farms and bit and

kicked the S&!% out of them too for helping.

The REAL Moral:

When you try to cover your a$$, it always comes back to bite you.

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