By this I mean a smart donkey! There’s a story about a farmer whose donkey fell into an abandoned dry well. Because it would cost too much to haul the donkey out, he decided to just fill it up with dirt, burying the animal and, at the same time, making sure such an event would never happen again.
But the donkey had other ideas about his fate. When the first shovelful of dirt hit his back, he shrugged his shoulders and shook it off. He did the same until a pile of fresh dirt lay at his feet — then he stepped up. Once the farmer realized what was happening was doing, he began shoveling with the goal of rescuing his donkey. It kept shrugging off the dirt and stepping up until it rose above its circumstances!
Another story about a donkey has really helped me. A farmer’s donkey did just about all the work on his farm. One day, a storm came up. The donkey was hit by a lightning bolt and died. A neighbor said, “That’s got to be the worst thing that has ever happened here.” The farmer said, “We’ll see….” Learn More »