Friday, February 27, 2009

A meaningful story

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well . The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be filled anyway ; it just was't worth it to retrieve the donkey. 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 realised what was happening and cried horrible. Then, to everyone's amazament he quieted down. A few shovels later, the farmer finally looked down well and was surprised when he saw that every time dirt came on his back, the donkey would simply shake it of and step one step up.Pretty soon , everyone was astonished as the donkey stepped over the edge of the well.

Moral of the story: 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 step up. Each of our troubles is like stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest well not by stopping, but by never giving up!