A Donkey Story

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One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well that the farmer had accidentally left uncovered.

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, so 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 realised 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 conti
nued 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!

Moral of the story:

At times, what appears to be negative, may not really be negative at all. It all depends on how you take a 'negative' situation and make it a positive tool for you to better your life.

Just as W. Clement Stone has said before, "In every adversity, there is a seed for a greater benefit."

Had the donkey just stood there to lament of its fate, instead of doing something about it, it would not have gotten out of the well. Each trouble is a stepping stone towards something better. We just need to be still and inspect the situation to see what we can do to make the most out of it.

Source: Unknown
Holistic Living Annex (Volume 1, Issue 1 - FEB 2012 Edn)

2 Responses for “ A Donkey Story”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wau! This is a nice one..

  2. Joy says:

    Poor donkey. Tsk tsk! But a real smart 'ass'!


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