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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Farmer and his donkey

Hey friends,

I got hold of a beautiful story today through an email forward by one of my school mates, Mr Abhijit Ghosh. Read it. It's inspiring, for sure!

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 every one's amazement he became quiet. 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!


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 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.


PS. Kudos to the person who originally wrote it!

8 comments:

mirrorcracked said...

Good one... It's like one of those management lessons in life stories... :)

Chiranjib Mazumdar said...

Ya... :D

oorjas said...

true.. this is the only way to get higher in life..

rhapsodicobjectivity said...

I have actually read it somewhere... cant remember where though.. but it is a lesson worth leaning.. Its like this quote I read sometime back.. "When I hear somebody say "life is hard"... I am always tempted to ask... "compared to what?" " :D

Chiranjib Mazumdar said...

@oorjas
ya, definitely so...

@rhapsodicobjectivity
that's an interesting quote as well! :D

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Nice , quite thought provoking :D

Varun said...

Very old email but the moral of the story is worth reading again and again.

Chiranjib Mazumdar said...

@Fantasies
Yeah... :D

@Varun
hmm... :)