Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shake It Off !!!!!!!

This is not new story or fwd mail... This has been with me for quite some years now and I consider it among one of my favourites .....

It made a difference to me when I was in dumps... It actually made me take a step up .. one at time and come out of the pits. I remember my school days and lovingly recall the Moral Science period we had back then. Our teachers would narrate wonderful stories which had a moral behind it. Also they allowed us to discuss any doubt we had. It has gone a long way in shaping my character and personality. Now I don't see it in schools around here any more. Maths, Social Science, General Science, English etc etc are the only things kids are getting to learn. When will people realize the importance of Moral Science in school again??? Isn't it important to equip our children with skills to deal with life?

Shake it


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 be retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come out 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 astonishment, 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 farmers neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal he shook it off and took a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped over the edge of the well and trotted of !!!!!

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!!!!


Remember the five simple rules to be happy

1) Free your heart from hatred

2) Free your mind from worries

3) Live a simple life

4) Give more

5) Expect less

Enjoy your time………………………………..

And remember ..

Shake it off…!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. This is SUPER duper ..
    so simple I love this....
    I'm printing this for a few someones who need to apply this. If they don't get it from this story they'll never get it....



  2. I am not having any success in reading this post. For some reason I am not able to view the words - they are too light in color for me to see. The pictures are funny though. I am sure it was a good story. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always enjoy your comments.

  3. oh yes sorry I forgot to mention that too .. I highlighted it so I could read otherwise like Rae said.. it's too light to read..

  4. I am not sure where I have gone wrong.. I posted it normally like I do with my other blogs. The background is dark and letters are light and I can read them very well from my computer.. Now how to correct it when I don't know where I have gone wrong ;(

  5. I am sorry for the inconvenience.. I have tried to correct it. Can someone tell me is it visible now???

  6. i really loved the moral of ur story.. bt the five steps u said... they are really difficult to implement!! but every1 shud try for sure :)

  7. I see it now. It is a wonderful story and a great lesson on life.

  8. Farila, I've never had any bother reading your text, no matter what colour.
    I just loved this story! I have heard something like it before, but it was good to be reminded of it!
    Big Hugs!

  9. I agree with you that children need to learn how to be giving, caring, and loving people. I highly appreciate education, but is not enough on its own.
    Loved the post!

  10. Whew!! My monitor is having trouble and the brightness has reduced too much. Need to send it out for repair but I am worried then I will have to miss internet for few days.. so I am procrastinating.. LOL
    Thank you everyone for loving my fav moral story.
    Divya at the moment I am trouble with the #2 myself.

  11. This is a wonderful story. What a life lesson. And I agree with you about moral teaching, but then again, schools don't allow that anymore.


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