53/365: When I’m Down and Feeling Blue – A Donkey Always Reminds Me To Step Up.

22nd of February

It is very rare that people see me feeling down and low.  I’m the kind of person that when something disappointing happens I shake it off as fast as I could and move forward. 

But sometimes no matter how much confidence and positivity you stocked and banked within yourself there are really life situations and circumstances that pulls you down to the lowest level (sometimes to negative zero) draining the confidence and positivity your depending on.

Plus there are really (evil) people who’s goal in life is to see themselves prosper at the expense of someone else’s downfall.  And there are really people people whose happiness rely on other people’s misery.  God bless them.

When I’m having this kind of day I temporarily shut myself off from the world.  I avoid talking to people because I don’t want to drag them along with my negative being.  What I do is to lavish myself with the things that comforts me like writing and reading (No not chocolates and frap).  Then I pray… I pray that the person who caused me this misery will be struck with lightning!  Joke :)

I pray that I would be given the strength to pull myself out of this negative being.  Then automatically and mysteriously I will remember the story of “the donkey who fell down into a well.

Let me share to you this story that I chanced upon…
(Credits to the origin of this story) 

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.

At first I thought this story is weird and cruel.  Imagine the scene where the donkey was almost buried alive!   But then, isn't that how life sometimes is?  Weird and cruel that sometimes it knocks you down and while you’re down people almost bury you alive instead of helping you up?  It’s up to you how you stand up and step up!


  1. Awww... na-sad naman ako sa post na ito pero at least may reflection. So rare nga na magpahayag ka ng kanegahan so this means something. Haaayyyyst... This too shall pass! Life life life... tsk! *cyber hug

  2. I guess it's a normal thing to us people na kahit anong tibay at lakas na ipinapakita natin outwardly may mga instances talaga na tinatablan tayo ng mga nega things around us. Pero, good thing that you can easily shake it off and move on.

    Ayos lang yan basta ang core values mo naman ay intact nothing to worry! (wink)

    God bless you my friend and I will pray for you :) :)


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