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Expat wanderer

Take A Step; Shake it Off

A great story from my Nigerian friend:

One day a farmer’s donkey fell 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
shovels 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!

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 up. Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from God.

You have two choices…smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson.

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August 1, 2011 - Posted by | Survival

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