Monday 16 November 2009

Story of the Donkey

Kala Jengking has left a new comment on your post "Quotable quotes: 1Malaysia F1 Team.":

The story of the donkey

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:

Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less

NOW .......

The donkey later came back,
and bit 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.


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


  1. Dear Kala Jengking,

    I am sorry I cannot do what you asked me to:

    I cannot free my heart from hatred because it is dangerous to think right when this goverment is wrong.

    I can never free my mind from worries because worries keep coming even into my sleep.

    I have lived all along in simplicity to see that now this government is robbing it from me.

    Until I have nothing to give, nothing to expect and nothing to lose.

    I have only one thing left to die for my country that you all call our country.

  2. Dear FMZam,

    Seeing how things are being managed in this country, I can understand if you cannot free your heart from hatred or your mind from worries. I too feel the same.

    I too worry about the future of my children and this beloved country of ours. Hate and worry if you must. But please do not allow it to affect your health. For without proper health you may not be able to fight another day. So, stay healthy.