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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Don't drink and Fly!

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley

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 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 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!


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 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 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 ....

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.

The human race has one effective weapon--and that is laughter. Mark Twain

Oh yeah - Happy Birthday Judge Judy -

In February 1993 Sheindlin's outspoken reputation made her the subject of a Los Angeles Times article, profiling her as a woman determined to make the court system work for the common good. She was subsequently featured in a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes, bringing her national recognition. This led to her first book, Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining, published in 1996. She retired as a criminal court judge that same year, after hearing over 20,000 cases. After her retirement, Sheindlin continued to receive increasing amounts of public attention. (Wikipedia).
Don't you love the name of that book and knowing her I know just what she means - no bologna!


ClassyChassy said...

Judge Judy - I watch her often - she is EVIL, and funny too - no one pulls wool over her eyes!!! She's the greatest!

Chatty Crone said...

She's one tough woman - she's strong - and she believes in herself!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh my..such a great post today! I really enjoyed it!

A Lil Enchanted said...

I told my sister not to have that last drink.... but she always hits the tree regardless ;).... when she's finished hugging that tree can you send her home please....

Great story!.... and great lessons! And we think donkeys are dumb and humans are smart.... karma can be a real biatch.

A Lil Enchanted,

Stella said...

I was wondering why there was so much dirt in my life this week. Now I know I just have to wait to get to the top. Thanks I needed that.

Chatty Crone said...

You guys are so funny - I love all your comments - thank you. We all 'see' life so uniquely.