CarterJonas Posted November 25, 2004 Share Posted November 25, 2004 Hi guys, Well I'm feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment. Applied for a new job at work, had a good interview today but didn't get the job Ah well, it was a good job as well. The consolation is that I know the person who had the job and I know that he will do a good job of it. Still feeling sad though. I got an email from one of my friends today, it has been doing the rounds, what do you think? 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 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. 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 neighbours 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: 1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive. 2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen. 3. Live simply and appreciate what you have. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less NOW -------- Enough of that crap . . . The donkey later came back, and bit the out of the farmer who had tried to bury him. MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: When you do something wrong, and try to cover your it always comes back to bite you. Quote Link to comment
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