Wednesday, January 9, 2008

An Old Story .. . .Good to get Reminded.‏

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 neighbours 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 neighbours 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.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Joy,
This is the most wonderful post I've read for quite sometime. It's elegantly simple yet so full of deep meanings. And your suggestions for a better life is simply fantastic. I will surely apply them to my life. Thanks for the wonderful post. God bless and have a most wonderful and blessed day always.

Joy said...

Hi Mel,

Thanks for dropping by...At times we need to get reminded of many things in life...
God bless u too.Take care.

Gazal said...

and never under estimate your self no matter what people think about you...

nice post

Joy said...

Hi Gazal,

Thanks for dropping by...yes preserve your self esteem... well said..

take care and god bless...

lucky said...

with all the five things you have mentioned, you always be your-self and do not lose you identity.. i am new to the blog ,,do visit my blog and leave your comments

Joy said...

Hi Lucky,

Thanks for dropping by...Got ur recepies..sure wud try them..especially fried idlies..

tc and god bless.

rayshma said...

this is such a beautiful and apt tale... it's good to be reminded :)

Joy said...

Hi rayshma,

Thanks for dropping by..ya,sometimes we need riminder for many thing..

How is ur Kyra??


Princess Heidi said...

Hi Joy,
Thanks for your visit to my blog. Thanks too for the warm holiday greetings. May I greet you too with the best of the holiday season. God bless.

Joy said...

hi princess,

thanks for the visit. u are an adorable angel.

tc and god bless

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Never give up,right !keep looking ahead at the oppurtunities and it takes us towards happiness..But some times destiny takes us thru unchartered courses..some bad and some good !
nice one joy
God Bless

Princess Heidi said...

Hi Joy,
How are you? I hope you are fine and in the best of health. I will be graduating this March from preparatory studies and I will already be in grade one next year. I hope you are fine and in the best of health. Bye now. God bless you all.

Joy said...

HI Princess,

Nice to hear from u.Good luck for ur exams and congradulations on ur graduation...

Take care dear and god bless.