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 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 trotted off!

Moral: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick is to 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!

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'88' Thoughts on a Story

  1. Very simple and good story gives a lot of message to the present day world………
    Please go on publishing this type of stories and… Please mention the writer name do that he/she gets appreciation for his creativity

  2. good message for this society.
    Thank you…

  3. great lesson, its just what i need for my project a school, thank you! =^.^=

  4. Sushine Anderson

    March 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I am I the only one who thinks that this was a cruel message, burrying a donkey alive.

  5. i understand that if you give up you don’t have accomplishments in your life and that you won’t finish it if you don’t do any thing about it

  6. Nice story that give us great message to live successfully

  7. That was really inspiring…..yeah every cloud has a silver lining!!

  8. Nice story Iam very happy…….,………it is reallly amazing

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