THE WISE FARMER'S DONKEY
Added on: 6th Feb 2015
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteously for hours as
the farmer tried to figure out a way to get him out.
Finally he decided it was probably impossible
and the animal was old and the well was dry anyway,
so it just wasn't worth it to try and retrieve the donkey.
So the farmer asked his neighbours to come over
and help him cover up the well.
They all grabbed shovels and began
to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, when the donkey realized what was
happening he cried horribly.
hen, to everyone's amazement,
he quieted down and let out some happy brays.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer looked
down the well to see what was happening
and was astonished at what he saw.
With every shovel of dirt that hit his back,
the donkey was shaking it off and taking a step up.
As the farmer's neighbours continued to
shovel dirt on top of the animal,
he continued to shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, to everyone's amazement,
the donkey stepped up over the
edge of the well and trotted off.
The moral of this tale is:
Life is going to shovel dirt on you.
The trick to getting out of the well is to
shake it off and take a step up.
Through applying wisdom every adversity
can be turned into a stepping stone.
The way to get out of the deepest well is
by never giving up but by shaking
yourself off and taking a step up.
The moral of this donkey story is
what happens to you isn't nearly as
important as how you react to it.