Never give up, but step up!

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by SilentScream, May 17, 2012.

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  1. SilentScream

    SilentScream Well-Known Member

    The Story:
    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 each 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 looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did 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.

    The 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 a stepping stone. 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:

    Free your heart from hatred.
    Free your mind from worries.
    Live simply.
    Give more.
    Expect less.
  2. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    All good advice. I just wish I was better at following it.
  3. SilentScream

    SilentScream Well-Known Member

    At times it indeed is eaier to say 'yes', and do 'No' .
    And sometimes when you even try your best, it turns out to be a 'No' ..

    But, as long as you try it, as long as you are thinkign about it; deep inside it is a big fat YES.
    Because, it is not always about the results we acomplish, but being busy at it, learn from it, experience..
    Those are the most important.

    And, it sometimes is hard to follow up advise, because they eventually might change (a lot of) things.
    Or, because you do not have the positivity, the energy to do it.

    But, let me say this;
    No matter how weak or negative you feel, you are never alone,
    there always will be people who are willing to share their strength and/or positivity with you.
    And deep inside of you, there always is an incredibly big source of positive energy and strength.
    Never give up,
    You can do it.
    No matter how high the mountain is,
    you can climb it.
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