Little story about a Donkey....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Microbass, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. One day a farmer's donkey fell into an abandoned well. The animal cried 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; so it just wasn't worth it to him to try to retrieve the donkey.
    He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They each grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. Realizing what was happening, the donkey at first cried and wailed horribly. Then, a few shovelfuls later, he quieted down completely. The farmer peered down into the well, and was astounded by what he saw. With every shovelful of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up on the new layer of dirt.

    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, the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off, to the shock and astonishment of all the neighbors!

    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to not let it bury you, but 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. Persevere.

    Remember the five simple rules to happiness:
    Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.
    Equally important note: The donkey returned later and kicked the crap out of the farmer that tried to bury him. Which raises another important moral to this story...
    When you try to cover your ass, it'll eventually come back to get you...

    I remember a while ago I was quite depressed, well I must say I'm much better, feeling great. I hope this can give someone else some light... :D

  2. Excellent story Microbass! Especially the part about the donkey kicking the farmer's butt. :D

    Some dark periods in our lives we can only soldier through, but with some others just say you're not at home when Mr.Trouble rings your bell. Then, when he's halfway down the block set the donkey after him! :D

  3. that's a nice story.. :)

    Do you have a pic of the monkey?

  4. Go Donkey, GO!!

    Farmer.. Blue jeans, red shirt! blue jeans, red shirt! AWH!! This would be SO much easier if I wasn't colour blind!!

    Muahahahaha!! :D
  5. Monkey? Are you talking about me?? *scratches forehead*

    HMPH!!! *beats with Bruce's old smelly shoe*

    tee-hee :D
  6. Wooops!

    I meant Donkey...
    Damn, I'd better have some sleep
  7. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I likes me some stories about donkeys :D
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    Donkey kicking ass !!

    :D :cool:
  9. good story. sometimes we forget, not everyone here, i am talking about everyone in the world in general, that we can keep climbing and stop for a while. however, we get back on that pile of dirt and start again. :D
  10. I'm calling PETA about this!! This is obviously a case of donkey mistreatment!! We should let this brave animal run free in it's natural habitat.


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