Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday Funny

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 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 just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

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.

NOW ...........

Enough of that crap . . The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock..


When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

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Happy Friday!


Cardarian said...

Hello Hettie - always love your Friday funnies - wouldn't miss any of them! It was so nice having a chat with you at the crop!
I hope to see you again soon!
Lots of hugs,

Helen said...

Ha ha!! I was thinking it wasn't so much of a Friday Funny, but a Friday Filosophy (sorry) - have a great day. This time last week I was on the train to Julia's.... sob. Want to go again!

Annie said...

Hehe love it Sam....just what I needed.
Thanks for the giggle.
A x

Twiglet said...

Certainly made me smile today - thanks Hettie! x Jo

Angie said...

I was so into this story took it to heart ...then you gave the punch line and I roared ....thanks for the 'smile' xx

Laura said...

Haha, great story! :)

Di said...

Brilliant Sam!!

I got those little sentiment stamps direct from the USA link on my blog post today. For once I didn't buy two sets (one as a prize) 'cos I wasn't too sure what they'd be like but they're lovely and do stamp beautifully!

Your snippets prize was posted 1st Class yesterday. Should be with you by the end of the month :)

Hugs, Di xx

Caro said...

I have heard the first part of this story before, but the twist at the end had me laughing out loud. Thanks for the smile! Caro x (#8)

Carol said...

hahaha, love it! Thanks for the smile and the chuckles.
Carol xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I was nodding at your sage words . . . and then suddenly laughing at the end bits! You narna!

Sarn xxx

Karen Petitt said...

:-) awesome, fab ending lol :-)

fairy thoughts said...

Hey Sam
just brilliant :) :) :)

Carmen said...

Oh brilliant! Especially the last bit! This gave me a laugh out loud moment - never mind a smile :) Thank you!

Stopping by from Annie's Smiles... and glad I did :)