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 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:
1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from God.
Enjoy Life & Stay Happy
Posted by Sanity on July 27, 2009
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’ He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile , wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… ‘Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t.’
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
What a great philosophy!
Posted by Sanity on January 21, 2009
People are often unreasonable,
irrational, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway..
If you are kind, people may accuse
you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies;
If you are honest and sincere
people may deceive you;
Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating
others could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
some may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
will often be forgotten.
Do good anyway.
Give the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway
Posted by Sanity on January 9, 2009
Reporter: Sir, what is the secret of your success?
Bank President: Two words.
Reporter: And, sir,what are they?
Bank President: Right decisions.
Reporter: And how do you make right decisions?
Bank President: One word.
Reporter: And, sir, what is that?
Bank President: Experience.
Reporter: And how do you get Experience?
Bank President: Two words.
Reporter: And, sir, what are they?
Bank President: Wrong decisions.
Posted by Sanity on January 2, 2009
Sometimes life will throw the oddest of things in your direction…
Things that can at times feel like a royal kick in the …
… giving you the surprise of your life…
In times like these it is always best to wear a helmet of healthy proportions…
… and persevere through the half closed window, reaching for the key to recovering, growing, surviving, living, one spiritual millimetre at a time…
Nothing is impossible as long as you are willing to try, to live, to breathe, to be…
Posted by Sanity on December 21, 2008