Lesson Of The Day

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Arkansascatman777, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

    Messages:
    7,782
    State:
    AR
    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 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. 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!

    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:

    Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
    Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
    Live simply and appreciate what you have.
    Give more.
    Expect less

    NOW ............

    enough of that craAaApPp. The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

    MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON:
    When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

    Messages:
    6,598
    State:
    Iowa
    Good story triple 7's. If I had been that donkey, once free of that well I would have planted a hoof print right between that guys nose and eyes, and then my heart would have been free from hatred forever. Why let the miserable piece of chicken dung suffer longer than necessary. But I see your point, and a story that I can understand. John.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    14,592
    State:
    Illinois
    That was neat. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed it more than the farmer did.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    Some how ,things allways come 'round lol ,Thanks for that one.
     
  5. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,533
    State:
    F L A Swamps
    What goes around comes around.

    Thanks for the lesson Johnny.
     
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

    Messages:
    2,827
    State:
    Coxsakie,N.Y.
    That was good John, thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

    Messages:
    5,117
    State:
    Independence, M
    That is something to live by, thanks for the story
     
  8. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

    Messages:
    2,288
    State:
    Indiana, J
    Enjoyed that. Almost smelled the wood smoke. Thanks.
     
  9. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

    Messages:
    1,348
    State:
    Greenwood AR.
    That it right and I have the scars to prove it.LOL.
     
  10. Love Them Cats

    Love Them Cats New Member

    Messages:
    454
    State:
    Vinita, Oklahoma
    That was a good story.

    Ken