Shake it off !!!

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 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 and was astonished at what he saw.With every 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 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.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less..
(author unknown)


10 Responses to “Shake it off !!!”

  1. ndelvalle Says:

    Great story, would like using it for my new book.

  2. vivek Says:

    Nice One ,; Really liked it

  3. sandeep Says:

    great one…


    Jean Jacque Rosseau once said, “Man is born free, yet he comes in chains everywhere.” This is because, man has no ceiling on desires. When you have great desires, you will face great depressions when you don’t acquire what you wish for. As such, disentangle yourselves from great desires and free yourselves for happier days. So, be like the donkey and brush off unwanted attachments and free yourselves from encumbrances. Thank you for reading my humble comments.

  5. Fazzy Says:

    Good 1, Liked It..

  6. Ahmad Says:

    This is an inspirational story

  7. skin medica Says:

    Thanks for giving us the time to discuss this post, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this idea.

  8. Tshipi Says:

    This is the best moral story that i have ever read,great job guys!

  9. pavithra Says:


    • ashwin kumar Says:

      me ttoo yah!!dats rite;;;…..

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