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Shake it off and step up....

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 44yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that pv_emerald14 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Shake it off and step up....
A little story and some quick advice to those on bad days......

I don't know who wrote this, and I received it
several times over the years via email. It always
seems to show up in my inbox whenever I'm feeling a
little overwhelmed by things - and I always feel a
little better after I've finished reading it. I hope
it does the same for you...

Shake it off, and step up...

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. So 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.

Moral: 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 giving up! Shake it off and take a step

Remember the six 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
6. Play in the dirt often !


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 55yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that cowgirl is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
That is some of the best advice I have ever heard

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