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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:34 PM

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well...



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!

MORAL :
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 happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

You have two choices... smile and close this page,
or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson .


found on facebook and decided to share at DU
Happy 2013 EVERYONE!
kp
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150856323845591&set=a.10150094994805591.390526.418957405590&type=1&theater

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Reply One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well... (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #1
freshwest Jan 2013 #2
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #3
piratefish08 Jan 2013 #4
greyl Jan 2013 #5
wandy Jan 2013 #7
Elwood P Dowd Jan 2013 #6
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #8
tblue Jan 2013 #9
11 Bravo Jan 2013 #10
condoleeza Jan 2013 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. ~ K ~

Be happy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:39 PM

2. I AM that donkey. Good for all of us. Thanks, kpete!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:39 PM

3. I like it.

K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:40 PM

4. he invited the neighbors to help him bury his animal alive?

I understand the moral of the story, but that's kind of a fucked up way to make a point......

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:40 PM

5. Enough of that crap

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.

You have two choices...smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone else to spread the fun.


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Response to greyl (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:06 PM

7. Right on....

or
Everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily kicked the farmer squarely in the gonads.
Pretty much the same moral.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:02 PM

6. Manhattan Transfer once lost their pussy in a well....

Atlantic Records LP 7 81233-1 "Bop Do-Wopp"

I woke up this morning with a feeling of despair I looked for my pussy but my pussy wasn't there
Well, well, well My cat fell in the well Oh pussy pussy pussy poor kitty kitty kitty My cat fell in the well

I got out a ladder and I climbed down to my pet I saw in a jiffy that my pussy was soakin' wet
Well, well, well My cat fell in the well Oh pussy pussy pussy poor kitty kitty kitty My cat fell in the well

The doggone hole by the pump Once she pushed, and in she jumped There never was a kitty half as pretty As the pussy that fell in the well There never was a pussy that could quite compare with her Pretty as a picture with her long and silky fur -

Well, well, well, well my cat fell in the well, well Oh oh oh pussy pussy pussy poor kitty kitty kitty My cat fell in the well

If you have a pussy that you wouldn't trade or sell Never let her wander or she might fall in a well

Well, well, well My cat fell in the well Oh pussy pussy pussy poor kitty kitty kitty My cat fell in the well Fell in the - well

MANHATTAN TRANSFER - MY CAT FELL IN THE WELL (WELL! WELL! WELL!) LYRICS

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:06 PM

8. Great story, kpete! Thanks for all you do and a very Happy New Year!



And congrats on the new grandbaby, they are a joy!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:30 PM

9. I am that donkey. Thanks, kpete.

I can SO relate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:38 PM

10. That's one Hell of a parable. I hadn't heard it before, thanks! K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:13 AM

11. Great story, KP

Very fitting for where I'm at right now. Thanks.

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