Shake it off!

This got passed on to me by a colleague – good enough to pass on….

The best motivational message of the day!!!

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 anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the
donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed
a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realised 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 neighbours 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 troubles is a stepping
stone.  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.

2. Free your mind from worries.

3. Live simply.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

Someone sent this to me to think about…  so here I am posting it for you.   
SHAKE IT OFF!!

Shake it off!
  • Harry

    The donkey story is incomplete. Here is the end part.

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

  • The moral of the story is very effective and teaches us so much to learn from it, those five rules are very true.