Monday, August 9, 2010

Advice From A Donkey

Not A Democrat Donkey… Just A Plain Donkey
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.

D1Finally, 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.

Remember some simple rules to be happy:

  • Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
  • Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
  • Live simply and appreciate what you have.
  • Give more. 
  • Expect less.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
It’s better to stop and taste your words before you let them pass through your teeth. Many a hurt could be prevented that way.

Quote of the Day
Friends are family you choose for yourself.
~Author Unknown

Joke of the Day

Alice urgently needed a few days off work, but, she knew the Boss would not allow her to take leave.  She thought that maybe if she acted 'Crazy' then he would tell her to take a few days off. 

So Alice hung upside-down on the ceiling and made funny noises. Judy, her co-worker, asked her what she was doing.  Alice told her that she was pretending to be a light bulb so that the Boss might think she was 'Crazy' and give her a few days off.

A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, “What in the world are you doing?”

Alice told him she was a light bulb.

He said, “You are clearly stressed out. Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.”

Alice jumped down and walked out of the office...

When her co-worker, Judy, followed her, the Boss asked her, “And where do you think you're going?!”

She said, “I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark!"

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