Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Ramblings from Grey

Grey is a old friend from high school that sends me timely things just at the point where I am about to go postal. This is his latest inspiration:

The Farmer, The Donkey & The Well

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

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

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 these five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - ! Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less

NOW Enough of that crap .. .

The donkey later came back and bit the shit out of 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.


When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it almost always
comes back to bite you.


Clint said...

I must say, I connect with the second morale of this tale far more than the first ... but then, while I admire those with spiritual leanings (and embrace a few myself), I tend to be more of a cynic.

Your blog is an interesting one ... I hope you don't mind my induging in technological voyeurism. In the mean time, I invite you to my own corner of cyberspace ...

You are an interesting soul. I wish you the very best.