Once there was a farmer who had many animals on his farm, one of which was a very old donkey. Now the donkey had more than passed his prime and in his old age was often sick and achy, unable to any longer carry heavy loads of grain on his back. Stumbling along one day, the clumsy, old donkey fell into a well which, lucky for him, was without water. The farmer had been thinking for some time that he really needed to fill up that dry well with dirt, so despite the donkey’s desperate cries for help and knowing there was no way he could possibly retrieve the donkey from the well, the farmer knew there was only one solution.

He picked up his shovel and started throwing dirt in the well as the poor, old donkey cried for help. With the level of dirt rising, the donkey realized he was being buried alive – death was near. Suddenly out of pure desperation, the donkey suddenly stood up, shook the dirt from his body and took one step up on the pile of dirt. The farmer watched with amazement as the donkey continued to shake off each shovelful of dirt, as he continued to climb upward.

As the well filled with dirt, the donkey climbed higher and higher until he finally walked right out of the well. Walking away, the donkey bowed his head to the farmer and thanked him for throwing dirt on him.

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. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!


Shake it off and take a step up.!!!!!