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3/1/09 4:00 P

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Unfortunately for some, I'm like the e-mail forward Queen. I probably annoy some of my friends and relatives but if it brings a tear or causes a chuckle, I forward it.


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2/27/09 1:34 P

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Now that's what I can a win-win ending! emoticon

Thanks for sharing this. Like you I don't normally forward emails, but this one really struck a chord for me as I feel like I'm dealing with a lot of dirt right now...

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12/22/08 8:04 P

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Normally I hate e-mail forwards. But this is an excellent story.. Bravo! Thanks for sharing this.


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I just got this one today in my regular e-mail, and it represents what I'm trying to do with this crisis.


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!

-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!

I'm not promoting sending mass e-mails, just wanted to discuss something useful that comes out of that junk. Sometimes you've gotta take the inspiration where you can find it! :P Did anyone else receive anything that was motivational or could be used to take action in their life?

Get to it! "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience..."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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