“Every choice you make has an end result.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Shake It Off And Step Up
A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well.
The farmer heard the mule 'braying' — 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 and 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 shovelling 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 distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought “panic” and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!
You're right! 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 blessed 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 POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT AND BLESS US! Remember that FORGIVENESS, FAITH, PRAYER, PRAISE and HOPE...all are excellent ways to “SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP” out of the wells in which we find ourselves!
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”— Buddha
“Be like the bird, who, feeling the branch break beneath him sings, knowing that he has wings.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Everything negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise.”~Kobe Bryant
“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”~Zig Ziglar
“A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.” Chinese Proverb
P.S: What if, we choose to believe that everything that is unfolding in our lives is an opportunity to reveal to us who we truly are and what we are capable of becoming ????
Today’s story is one you must have come across many times before.
What if, it is coming to you today to remind you yet again…that you are bigger than anything that comes your way……ever ??????
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