Bear (bearybipolar) wrote in iron_tupperware,

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The Donkey and The Well

The Donkey and The 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. So 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!

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 stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest
wells just by not giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up!

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred.
Free your mind from worries.
Live simply.
Give more.
Expect less.

Take care,

(Big Bear, Beary Bipolar)
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