Caring parents / Poor Donkey / A New Start at the Zoo /

It's so wonderful to see how all animals care so gently for their young ......







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Hi Folks,


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:

1 - Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2 - Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3 - Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4 - Give more.
5 - Expect less

NOW ............
Enough of that rubbish . . . 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.

and THE MORAL OF TODAY'S LESSON ?
When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you !
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A New Start at the Zoo ......... The new worker starts his job at the zoo and is given three tasks. First is to clear the exotic fish pool of weeds. As he does this a huge fish jumps out and biteshim. To show who is boss, he beats it to death with a spade. Realizing his employer won't be best pleased he disposes of the fish by feeding it to the lions, as lions will eat anything.

Moving on to the second job of clearing out the Chimphouse, he is attacked by the chimps who pelt him with coconuts. He swipes at two chimps with a spade killing them both. What can he do? Feed them to the lions, he says to himself, because lions eat anything. He hurls the corpses into the lion enclosure.

He moves on to the last job which is to collect honey from the South American Bees. As soon as he starts he is attacked by the bees. He grabs the spade and smashes the bees to a pulp. By now he knows what to doand throws them into the lions cage because lions eat anything. Later that day a new lion arrives at the zoo.

He wanders up to another lion and says "What's the food like here?" The lions say: "Absolutely brilliant, today we had Fish and Chimps with Mushy Bees "
We try to teach our children To be honest and polite
We like to see them growing up Doing what is right
But better than our good advice Is a way they won't forget
And that's to let our children learn From the example that we set ...

Cheers from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.