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Hope exist where the spirit thrives

Have you come to a certain point in your life when hope seems to falter—a condition in which you are so stricken that you want to give up?

As long as there’s life there’s hope.

Let me share a little story to lift your spirit.

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 each 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 looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. As every shovel of dirt hit his back, the donkey did 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 trotted off.

Whether we like it or not, life will throw dirt at us. It is either we allow ourselves be buried or chose to step above it. Many times we ask ourselves the reason for our sufferings, yet we are unaware that the answer we are looking for lies within it. Either we allow adversities to destroy us or use it as a catalyst to evolve for the better. Life will always be an opportunity to make a difference, and the things we chose to do each moment weaves our future. There’s no such thing as being too late to change everything.

With this I want to leave you with this inspiring video to ponder.


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14 Responses to “Hope exist where the spirit thrives”

  1. Very true! We need a reminder every once in a while.

  2. Kelvin Kao says:

    I like the donkey story. True enough!

    But I also wonder what the donkey and the farmer’s relationship become afterwards…
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  3. Val Wilcox says:

    Life happens, that’s for sure! How we perceive the challenges that occur depends on where our mindset is. Take the challenges and build a bridge to your tomorrow! We become stronger by our persistence and belief in our dreams.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!
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  4. I love this post especially the video story about the “Killer Bread” – a truly heartfelt story full of hope and second chances.
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  5. Dia says:

    Hi Walter,

    Without hope,the heart would die. There is always hope for each and every person. Thanks for sharing
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  6. Hi Walter,

    I’ve heard a gospel song that tells the same story that you share in your post. Every time I hear or read about this story, it always gives lifts my spirit. That no matter what, there is always hope. But we must do one thing, “Never, never, never give up.”

    Thanks for such an inspirational post!

    Take care,

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  7. Walter
    I have come across this little story before but had forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding us that we can make a positive out of anything that life throws at us. It is a choice.

  8. I love the story. It really makes you think about the choices that we all have. Give up and be buried alive, or step up until we can step out.
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