How To Get Your *** Out Of A Well

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Vikingdad, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    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!

    MORAL :
    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 happens.

    3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

    4. Give more.

    5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.
     
  2. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    Great morale Vikingdad.
     

  3. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Great moral yes, but my problem is they are shoveling fresh manure in on me right now!:(
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Gotta be another moral to it. Something bout covering your ***.
     
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  5. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    Sometime I feel the same way. Good luck! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    The donkey later came back, and bit 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.

    The moral of the story….

    When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ***, it always comes back to bite you.”
     
  7. heymikey

    heymikey New Member

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    This really hit home for me; thank you.

    Some other golden rules I live by, somewhat similar to yours:

    1. Just for today, do not worry.

    2. Just for today, do not anger.

    3. Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.

    4. Earn your living honestly.

    5. Show gratitude to all living things.
     
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  8. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I don't know about #5. Lots of critters out there I'm not so grateful for!;)
     
  9. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Epic.......
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I know the feeling, Vikingdad. But let me tell you, don't think of it as "manure", think of it as "fertilizer" to help you grow. ;)
     
  11. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    yup, the same scenario with Manure ends completely Different than this nice story.

    If you were neck deep in S4it, would you duck if someone whipped a turd at your face?
     
  12. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Yeah, it goes "If you think somebody else is covering your ***,

    it's because they are trying to bury you...":D