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Jun
09

Donkey in a Well

Another forwarded email that I repeatedly receive. Worth sharing. Thanks, Laura.

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One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. donkey
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! 

MORAL :
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.


27 Responses to “Donkey in a Well”


  1. 1 JEMSKI
    June 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    this is a very important life lesson. thanks nelson for sharing.

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  2. 2 rsantos27
    May 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    napakagandang lesson nman ang natutunan ko sa pagbasa nito,. nakakainspired lalo na ngayon mahirap ang buhay. thanx alot

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  3. 3 digitalcatharsis
    May 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for dropping some notes…

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  4. September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I THINK THAT FUCKEN FARMER SHOULD BE FUCKEN SHOT! FOR DOING SUCH A UNFORGIVABLE STUPID DUM ASS ACT! HE DIDN’T EVEN TRY TO HELP THAT POOR DONKEY! HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED FOR ANIMAL ABUSE! THAT FUCKEN ASS HOLE! MAYBE WE SHOULD PUSH HIM GOWN THAT OLD WELL AND START SHOVELING DIRT ON HIM! AND SEE HOW HE LIKES IT!

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  5. 5 digitalcatharsis
    September 18, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Hi LARRY! You got too emotional after reading the post! Hahaha! Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. 6 Shyken
    January 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Digitalcatharsis!
    I just have one word about your entire poem thing: DIVINE!
    It’s wonderfull man, you have skills that aren’t easy to get.
    Professional made and very clear.
    And the most supriced thing is, it touched my heart man.
    Nice work, really amazing piece of ART!

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  7. 9 digitalcatharsis
    January 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Hi SHYKEN, credit goes to the original writer, unfortunately I don’t know who. Thanks for dropping by here!

    Hi PRINCESYASMINE, indeed it is. Thanks for dropping a note!

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  8. 10 vicious
    May 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I like the moral of the story, but I think the story may be fake, and kind of a bad story.
    Since the farmer has friends, then he/they will think of anything to get the donkey out of there. A farmer will not leave his donkey, unless it’s about to die from a disease.

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  9. May 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

    who put this donkey in well🙂 ?

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  10. 13 Scandyl
    May 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Should’ve used cement.

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  11. 14 nelson RN
    May 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Huh?! That’s going to be more brutal…😦

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  12. June 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    kawawang donkey😦 but I also learned a lesson from it. Let’s shake the dirt off and keep moving forward!🙂

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  13. June 23, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Wow, you have really cool friends that send you emails like this. I hardly receive these kinds of stories in my mail, because my classmates think they are baduy. Haha, but I love it! I need to remember this always.

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  14. 17 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    sana lang si donkey di na bumalik sa farmer na yan…

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  15. 18 farmville animals
    September 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I agree with your Donkey in a Well digital catharsis, good post.

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  16. October 4, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I have heard this story many times before but always enjoy reading it. I think too often people feel bogged down by the bad stuff life offers. So many people need to “shake it off” and get moving before the negatives in life swallow them up! Thanks for sharing this email.

    Tara

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  17. 21 Asher
    October 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    nice one.. thanQ

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  18. October 31, 2011 at 12:55 am

    thank you, your story gives HOPE!

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  19. 25 Vendita
    December 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Similar in results since the previous article. Do you really need numerous breezes to earn a post?

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