Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Parable to Live By

This was my inspiration this morning from my pal Ryan Spear over at Clear Channel...Hopefully it gets me through hump-day and the rest of the week!

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 each 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 looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did 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.

The 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 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.
2.Free your mind from worries.
3.Live simply.
4.Give more.
5.Expect less.
O.K., that's enough of that B.S. ... The donkey later came back, caught the farmer out in the field and kicked the snot out of him. Then he went over to each of his neighbors farms and kicked the snot out of them too for helping.

The REAL Moral:
When you try to cover your ass, it always comes back to get you.

I am proud to say that I harbor no hate, I try not to worry about people and events that do not deserve my effort, I live very simply (with a little flair of course), I give my all to family friends and work and I try not to expect too much, so as not to be let down all too often...If everyone could live like this- we could all be a lil' happier ;)


Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

Oh man, that donkey photo is hilarious! Great post, it's nice to read your non-stressful post!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I've heard this before and I love it. It is so true, just shake it off and step up :)

Janna Renee said...

I tired to write on both of your blog walls and stupid blogger lol, but thanks!


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