If you think you are having a rough go of it let me tell you about a donkey. It all starts on a farm and on this farm there was a donkey ei-ei-o… ok I could not resist. Anyway back to the donkey.
On this farm there was also a dried up well which this donkey had falling into. The farmer tried everything he knew how to get this donkey out of the well, but nothing worked. As he was trying to get the donkey out of the well the word spread around town and people started showing up to see if they could help. No one knew what to do.
This well had been dry for some time. The farmer decided to fill the well up with dirt so this does not happen to any other animal. With the help of the towns people they began to shovel dirt into the well with the donkey. Now you can only imagine how the donkey must of felt, but something unexpected happened when the farmer looked down the well.
When the shovel of dirt was dropped onto the donkey’s back the donkey shook it off and took a step up. With each shovel of dirt that was dropped down the well the donkey would shake it off and take a step up.
The farmer and towns people were delighted and after a while the donkey was able to step up and out of the dried up well.
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.