A little ray of light for those who find life's trials too much at times...

I’m a big fan of fables and metaphors….and somewhere in my life …I don’t remember where…or when …or from whom…I picked up this little story which has helped me soldier on through life no matter what obstacles cross my path…and now being a mother ( of two beautiful boys, 6 and 2)…I have passed this story onto my eldest…as he is at school now and is finding his own obstacles to tackle…It can be so heartbreaking as a parent to see your child in torment …but knowing that it is important for them to deal with issues in order to learn coping skills and build their character…but as a parent I can arm them with advice and guidance and support…..and it seems that this story is helping him as much as it did for me…

Here is this little tale that I would like to pass on…

Once there was a farmer…This farmer awoke one morning to a terrible sound….on investigating he found his donkey had fallen down the old derelict well….the farmer could see no way to get the donkey out of the well as it was very deep…the donkey bayed and bayed until the farmer could stand it no more…he considered his options and decided that the donkey was old and had enjoyed a good life and that he was going to have to fill in the old well anyway…so he decided that he would fill the well and turn it into the donkeys early grave…the farmer gathered his friends and neighbors to aid him in his gruesome chore….so, they begin to shovel dirt down the well onto the donkey …when the donkey realizes his fate he begins to bay wildly…an awful spine chilling sound…the farmer and his burial troupe are undeterred and continue their chore…until the farmer notices it has suddenly gone quiet…curiosity causes him to peer over the edge into the well…what he sees surprises him….each time the dirt is shoveled onto the donkey he shakes it off and steps up on it….shovel…shake…step up….until eventually the donkey jumps over the edge of the well and trots off into the paddock…

Now…if you did not see it…the moral of this story is…
…When life shovels dirt on you…Shake it off…and Step up…

I Truly hope this can help you in your life as it has helped me and my Family.

Warmest wishes of a healthy happy life…

Care.

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