The Donkey And The Well
One day a farmer’s donkey stumbled and fell into the well.
Don’t ask me how this happened. It just did!
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally a solution came to the farmer’s mind, but it wasn’t going to be the best thing for the donkey.
The farmer thought – the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He talked his neighbors into coming over and helping him. They each brought a shovel and began shoveling dirt into the well.
Once the donkey realized what was happening, he started crying horribly.
Then, to everyone’s amazement he suddenly went quiet.
A few dirt shovels later, the farmers each looked down the well. They were all astonished by what they 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.
All the dirt the farmer’s neighbors had shoveled on top of the donkey, he was shaking off and using it as leverage to take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was even more 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.
That’s right folks…Life is going to throw dirt your way and attempt to bury you. However, no one ever gets out of life’s wells by giving up!
What if we used each of our troubles as stepping stones?
IS it possible that we too can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up?!