Spend some time reading this story I've received from a friend.
It might sound like a crap but the value behind is indeed very meaningful, at least for me ;) Enjoy...

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 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 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:

[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.

NOW Enough of that crap.

The donkey later came back and bit the dickens out of 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. MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: When you do something wrong and try to cover your rear, it always comes back to bite you.

Note: I'm sorry if some of the words used sounded harsh, at least it sounded not ok for me :) . I didn't want to modify the author's creation.

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Last Post by MIGSoft

A nice lesson in life indeed. Here's a very inspirational poem I have on my wall. It's a popular one, so you might've seen it:

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell just how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit–
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.


Yea, no problem with the editing stuffs, as I too personally think that word is not suitable. However, I leave it to the moderators to edit it.
Nice poem. Very inspirational. Sometimes, you would just need all these words to soothe you when you are at your downtime. Sigh...


Good story and great poem! Guess I'm gonna have to make room on my wall for those. Take care!


LOL, great story.. love the moral, lol :)

...great poem too, incissor!

thanks for posting both...

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