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Wednesday, April 14, 2010


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 was dry and

needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the


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 whathe 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!

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.


Enough of that crap. The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried

to bury him alive. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually

died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to

bite you.

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