Friday, September 10, 2010

A Story Someone Shared With Me

I haven't written in this blog for several months, partly because I had my internet service cut off because I was too addicted to it but also partly because, quite honestly, I haven't been looking for the good. I got lazy and didn't feel like doing the work of looking for something good. But I found some good anyway, even when I wasn't looking. When I was down and out, there were people there for me, mostly online people, who helped to find some good FOR me when I was too tired to look for it myself. The following story was just shared with me today by a new online friend and it was really meaningful to me so I decided to copy and paste it here....just in case I still have some readers.

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 each 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 looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did 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.The 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 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!