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#127724 - 06/24/04 11:55 AM Antidotal Stories
my_own_prison Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 30
Loc: USA
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.


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. He was
astonished at what he saw. With each 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 happily trotted off!

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 steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just
by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less

NOW --------

Enough of that crap . . .

The donkey later came back and bit the shit out of the farmer who had
tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer
eventually died in agony from septic shock.

MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON:

When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it always comes
back to bite you.


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#127725 - 06/24/04 12:09 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Have you all heard the one about the parents who were deeply concerned because they had one child who was an extreme optimist (who always looked on the positive side, even when it wasn't warranted by the situation), while their other child was an extreme pessimist (who always looked on the negative side, even when that wasn't warranted)?

They consulted a psychiatrist, hoping to find a way to moderate each child's perspective. After thinking about this for awhile, the doctor came up with what he thought was the perfect solution.

He said to the parents, "Christmas is coming up, so here's what I want you to do. Give the pessimistic child everything she wants, lavish her with expensive presents and make sure she gets everything she asks for.

But to your optimistic boy, well just give him an unwrapped bag, filled with horse manure."

Well, the parents did as they were instructed. On Christmas morning, their pessimistic child opened all her wonderful presents, but within a few minutes was bored, and moping around the house with her usual glum and miserable expression.

Her optimistic brother, on the other hand, was galloping around the house, swinging the bag of horse waste over his head, exclaiming with a joyful grin, "With all this horse manure, there's got to be a horse here somewhere!"


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#127726 - 06/24/04 12:53 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Archnut Offline
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Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 343
Loc: United Kingdom
I happen to like donkeys so good for him/her?

I have adopted two for two of my grandchildren.
See link below.

Wonderful creatures

Archnut
"And all that was left was hope"

The Donkey Sanctuary
http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/

My Story (Triggers)
http://www.waltonhop.blogspot.com


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#127727 - 06/24/04 07:45 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
I like those stories.

There are two donkeys in the field behind our house, both have been rescued from neglectful owners. So I make a point of giving them a little treat whenever I can.
They are very fat \:D

Dave

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#127728 - 06/24/04 07:50 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Oh! So you're an enabler eh?

It's people like you that are the root cause of the obese donkey epidemic that is sweeping the globe!


(I'm just kidding with the angry face \:D )


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#127729 - 06/24/04 07:54 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1796
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
Wait!

Dave, let me get this straight….

Your neighbor has…. (oh I can't say it)

(Oh god, I have to say it or I'll explode)


So what you're saying is... your neighbor... has a big ass? \:D


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#127730 - 06/24/04 08:12 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
LadyTheo Offline
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Registered: 12/11/03
Posts: 32
Loc: ky
OMG!!!!!!! I'm ROFLMAO \:D ! Thank you for the laugh Roland......I soooooo needed it today ;\)

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#127731 - 06/25/04 12:28 AM Re: Antidotal Stories
joseph7 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 18
\:D \:D \:D You guys are hilarious! \:D \:D \:D


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#127732 - 06/25/04 07:54 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Roland
the 'neigbours' sure do have a big 'ass' - but the owner has a very cute one ! \:D

Dave

( Just don't let my wife hear me say that though :rolleyes: )

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#127733 - 06/25/04 10:17 PM Re: Antidotal Stories
EGL Offline
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MaleSurvivor
Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
This was an excellent thread to read after the crying jag I just had. Thanks sooooooooo much, guys. I really need this. \:D \:\)

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