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One day a farmer’s donkey fall down into a well. As the man thinks about what to do, the animal brayed for hours.

Finally the farmer decides the animal is old, and the well needs to be covered up anyway, and it isn’t worth the effort to retrieve the donkey.

The farmer asks all his neighbors to help. Each one grabs a shovel and begin to shovel dirt into the well. When the donkey realizes what happened, he starts screaming worse. Then he quiets down. The peasants continue to shovel dirt on him.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer looks down the well. He is astonished at what he saw. The donkey is doing something amazing with the dirt falling on his back. He is shaking it down to prepare the steps to go up.

After a while, to everyone’s amazement, the donkey steps up and out of the well and trots off!

Life is going to shovel dirt onto you. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. 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 5 simple rules of happiness:

  1. Take your thoughts off your concerns, most of them never happen.
  2. Live simply and know the value of what you have.
  3. Let your heart be disgraceful, forgive.
  4. Wait less.
  5. Give more …
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