Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Life Lessons From A Donkey
Author Unknown

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 and was astonished at what he saw.
With every 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 trotted off.
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 upward!

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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Welcome. There are so many lessons which you may find helpful if you are experiencing a setback or simply seeking a new direction. You have come to the right place. Anyone may share their lessons or learn from what others have experienced. Today's lesson is to help you connect with the Universe, get in a postive mode, and create the opportunity to gain something that will enrich your life. That is your life's work.

Here is the first lesson:

Never get in a place where you feel you need something or must have something. The Universe knows what you need and will give it to you when the time is right. You must first express GRATITUDE for what you have been given. Being thankful allows the flow to go in your direction. Then and only then will you deserve to be given more. When we ask for something, we usually diminish ourselves because we probably would have been given something far better than what we think we want. Open up to the possibility of accepting what is present, and be thankful. You'll be surprised what shows up and when.