One day, a farmers donkey fell down into a well. T he 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 any way; it just didnt worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over to help him. They all grabbed 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 and he was astonished at what he saw.

With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He 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 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.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy;

  1. Free your heart from hatred-Forgive
  2. Free your mind from worries-Try
  3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
  4. Give more
  5. Expect less from people but more from God.

hummmmm, I hope you have learnt one or two things from the donkey story. My big brother shared this story with me and i choose to share with you too. Do well to share with your family and friends too so we can all be fit in the mind.

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