It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 7, Book 16

Pick yourself up… 
Take a deep breath… 
Dust yourself off.
 And start all over again. 
Nothing's impossible

July 7th - Shake it off 

A story called 'Never Give Up'

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried 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 neighbours 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 neighbours 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 by not stopping and to never give up! Shake it off and take a step up.

 Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN

Remember the five 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


betty said...

I like those five simple rules to be happy; especially the one about freeing your mind from worries. So true that most never happen. Good story too about the donkey, just keep taking those steps and shake off the dirt as best we can.



I have heard that story before. A good one, indeed. You are so right, "Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN."

Rick Watson said...

If you live long enough, you will have a little dirt thrown on you.