Never To Give Up

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 begin 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 and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that fell on his back, the donkey was doing some thing 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 totted off!

♥ Moral ♥ : Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick is too not to get bogged down by it. We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping. And by never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!
Thedreameryoungman Thedreameryoungman
22-25, M
8 Responses Apr 21, 2012

A wonderful and inspirational story! Thank you :-)

I'm happy that you find it inspirational :)

ah, Thedreameryoungman,<br />
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there is hope for the world when you can share a story like this.<br />
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respect, from robbie

Thanks Robbie:)

and thank you ;-))

Thank you for sharing this. It is a bit like when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.


Nice story. I'm gonna use that one. Thanks!

sure go ahead;)

Very nice story.. :D


What a great story.

Thnx i'am glad u like it:)

I love that :)


Great story, great moral.

Glad u like it