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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2004, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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SHAKE IT OFF!!

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. 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!

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.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.


Life's too short!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-27-2004, 04:49 PM
 
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Nice story!! Great message, too.
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We can learn a lot from that donkey!




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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 05:28 AM
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Shake it off!

Wow, I'm finding a lot of wisdom on catforum today. Thanks for that, Zalensia, its very inspirational.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 06:43 PM
 
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Thats a latter day saint thing isnt it? I hate storys like this.. The best advice for life is this:

Live

There you have it.
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If you find no value in what someone else posted, Ray, please just ignore it.




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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 08:18 PM
 
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You forgot the rest of the story:

The donkey later came back and bit the 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 yourself, it always comes back to bite you.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-31-2004, 08:28 PM
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I read the story a while back, I like to read it again every now and then. Thanks Zalensia.
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The donkey later came back and bit the 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.
Don't tell me, let me guess - This part is LDS too, right?

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-09-2004, 07:14 PM
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Good story, thanks for the read! Life is short, so be happy while you're here
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