[meepo] Re: New mailing List. Huzzah!

  • From: "Thomas F. Zadlo" <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: meepo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 05:30:53 -0700 (PDT)

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried 
pitifully 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 pit 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 pit just by never stopping, never giving up! Just 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 simple.

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 crap out of him. 
Then he went over to each of his neighbors farms and kicked the crap 
out of them too for helping.

The REAL Moral: When you try to cover your ass, it always comes back 
to haunt you.

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