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[Jan. 27th, 2003|10:21 pm]
Nite Mirror
From an email a friend sent me:

> 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 is 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:
>
> 1. Free your heart from hatred.
> 2. Free your mind from worries.
> 3. Live simply.
> 4. Give more.
> 5. Expect less.
>
> O.K., that's enough of that B.S. ...
>
> The donkey later came back, caught the farmer out in
> the field and kicked the shit out of him. Then he went
> over to each of his neighbor's farms and kicked the
> shit out of them too for helping.
>
> The REAL Moral:
>
> When you try to cover your ass, it always comes back
> to get you.
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