Shake It Off

Though easier said than done, guess there's no other better way. 
Let us learn from that old mule.
shake it off,  step up
Here’s another parable about an old mule that fell on a deep dry well. As it was impossible to lift it up, the farmer decided 
to bury it right there and then. Together with his neighbors, they started filling up the well with soil and dirt. At first, the mule became hysterical but it soon discovered that every time soil and dirt would fall on its back, he could shake it off and step up, until the well was full. Exhausted but happy, the mule finally stepped over the well and walked amidst the cheering crowd. ~author unknown

We face various problems. If we could only respond positively and refuse to give in to panic, resentment and self-pity, the adversities that threatens to bury us may come to benefit and bless us instead.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Viktor Frankl

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. ~Art Linkletter 

10 comments:

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

can't disagree.
problems are actually test.

Ric said...

Yeah! I agree, Izdiher..Test to make us better or bitter!

Bodacious said...

I always use the phrase - it is pointless crying over spilt milk. What's done is done - you need to look for a solutions.

meiyah said...

I've never read about this parable and it is a good one indeed...

Ric said...

Yes, Bodacious, there is no point crying over the spilt milk! Move on if we need to!

Ric said...

Hi Meiyah! I've read the same several times.. and it is good to be reminded from time to time..

Pareng Jay said...

From the point of view of a student who crawled his way for him to graduate, a problem for me is just another lesson to be learned. And for me, I learned a lot more than those who graduated without any problems. Another good read, Ric. Thanks.

Ric said...

Yes, that is true Pareng Jay, a problem is just another lesson to learn. Problems sometimes kep on coming, thus, more opportunities for learning. Thanks Pareng Jay!

K. said...

I agree

Ric said...

Thanks K.