The Farmer’s Donkey

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 steppingstone. We can get out of the
deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up.
NOW ……. Enough of that…
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 try to cover your …..,

it always comes back to bite you.

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