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!
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!
Are there moments when you feel you just can’t ________(whatever, you fill in the blank)? Well, Oprah and I KNOW FOR SUREthat Nick’s inspiring story will be one you won’t forget and one that you’ll carry with you. This morning’s spotlight is on a happily married fellow from Melbourne Australia whom you may have seen on Oprah recently. Nick was born without limbs as you can see on the card above that I made from photos from his website listed below, but that hasn’t stopped him from living a life of joy, faith, hope, love and a powerful will to inspire every single person whom his amazing story touches. His courage, his fearlessness and his faith will continue to astound you ~ he’s truly an extraordinary, inspiring person who shines!
If you do nothing else, take a moment and watch this video ~ it’s sure to inspire you today!