The Moral of the Donkey and the Farmer

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 like this. The dirt will always come it you, in one form or another. There will always be someone who doesn’t believe in you; doesn’t believe you are worth the effort. It is up to you as an individual to prove yourself during the course of your existence. Show yourself that you DO have faith, and DO know how to escape these ‘wells’ of life. Take that dirt and use it as your stepping stones.

Only YOU can make the best of any situation!

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