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The Mule




A good lesson for us all!!!
It is told of a farmer who owned an old mule...The Mule fell into the
farmer's well.....The farmer heard the mule; (or Whatever mules do 
when they fall into wells). After carefully assessing the situation, 
the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the 
mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving...Instead, he 
called his neighbors together, told them what had happened, and 
enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old  mule in the well and 
put him out of his misery. 

Initially, the old mule was hysterical!......But as the farmer and 
his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a 
thought struck him....It suddenly dawned on him that every time a 
shovel load of dirt landed on his back, HE SHOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND 
STEP UP!......This he did, blow after blow.....

"Shake it off and step up......shake it off and step up.....shake it 
off and step up!"  He repeated to encourage himself......
No  matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation 
seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on 
SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!
It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped
triumphantly over the wall of that well......What seemed like it 
would bury him, actually helped him...all because of the manner in 
which he handled his adversity. That's life!.....If we face our 
problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in to 
panic, bitterness, or self pity.....the adversities that come along 
to bury us usually have within them the very real potential to 
benefit us!!!! Never be afraid to try something new.....
Remember, amateurs built the Ark...... 
Professionals built the Titanic.
Have a great day.


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