1.6/30  There's a moral so keep reading........


From:    AskOk@aol.com
Date:    Sat, Jun 30, 2001, 12:08pm (PDT+3)
Subject:    Fwd: There's a moral so keep reading........

Subject: Shake it Off

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.

So 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 and was astonished at what he saw.

With every 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 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!