Today is a great day as is everyday that we are alive. The following is a inspirational short story my mentor back when I first came to prison once told me. I always tell this story to new inmates I mentor to get their minds to start thinking positive:
A Determined Ass:
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried out for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided that 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 friends and neighbors to come over and help him. They grabbed shovels and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first the donkey realized what was happening and cried out. Then, to everyone’s amazement the donkey stop crying.
As people kept shoveling dirt on the donkey, the farmer looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. While each shovel of dirt hit the donkey’s back he had shaken it off and took a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up and over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
See life is going to shovel dirt on you and all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well or our life situations we didn’t think would happen to us is, shake the dirt off that happens to you and step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just don’t stop, and never give up and shake it off and step up!
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
Free your heart from hatred-FORGIVE.
Free you mind from worries- MOSTWILL NEVER HAPPEN.
Live simply and appreciate what you have.