Friday’s Burro

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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!
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.
I saw this on FB this week and just had to share!  Sometimes we feel like a burro who’s fallen down a well, but there’s a way out!  Reach up and USE what’s gotten you down to pull yourself!  Accept the help that comes to you and climb up!  You can do this!  Here’s my hand ~ let’s go!

Shine On!

xo
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25 thoughts on “Friday’s Burro

  1. This reminded me of one of my favorite Leo McGarry monologues from the West Wing…

    “This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey, you, can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole. Can you help me out?’ The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me. Can you help me Out’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you nuts? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before – and I know the way out.'”

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