Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shake it Off

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
any way, 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 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!


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 challenges
is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest
wells by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off
and take a step up! Five simple rules to being happy:

1. Stay in reverence
2. Fill your heart with love
3. Fill your mind with positive thoughts
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

!!! And remember to:

SHAKE IT OFF

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