The donkey in the well by Susan Gregg | Nov 17, 2013 | Beliefs | 28 comments my coaching program, is it for you? 28 Comments Sundar Kadayam on November 18, 2013 at 6:46 am Susan, What a beautiful parable! Inspiration to be tenacious and creative comes from the practical act of a “lowly” donkey! Thanks for sharing amazing nuggets of wisdom like this. Reply Susan Gregg on November 18, 2013 at 6:56 am Thanks Sundar. Yup, even the lowly donkey can teach us is we are willing. Sending you a big hug, Susan Reply Cheri on November 18, 2013 at 7:09 am Thank you, Susan. The angels knew I needed to read this today. Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:02 am Those angels are always on it …. thanks Cheri Reply MaryAnne on November 18, 2013 at 8:00 am Thanks for the story Susan! As an owner of 3 donkeys – I loved tales about these creatures. They are really smart and often overlooked animals and they love human contact. Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:03 am I have always loved them too. A neighbor used to have one and I loved hearing it bray. Enjoy yours MaryAnne Reply Marie on November 18, 2013 at 8:10 am I loved this parable on so many levels. I see itas an example of self determination. Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:04 am Thanks Marie. How true life happens and we determine how we are going to react. Reply Erika on November 18, 2013 at 8:12 am Perfect. Pono. Love it. Love you. Thank you. Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:05 am Pono indeed Erika! Reply zaneta garratt on November 18, 2013 at 8:13 am loved this story, very helpful advise here-thanks susan Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:06 am Glad you found it helpful Zaneta Reply Bettye J. Holland on November 18, 2013 at 8:39 am Thanks. Reply Susan on November 18, 2013 at 9:06 am Your very welcome Bettye Reply Ellen on November 18, 2013 at 9:13 am Thanks Susan. Having this visual will be helpful for me when I’m “shaking off the dirt.” Reply Susan on November 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm Hi Ellen, Glad the visual helped Just smiling away, Susan Reply Todd on November 18, 2013 at 11:11 am I’m finding many things we see as negatives in our lives are really blessings that we don’t recognize. My dis-ease in life was THE eye opener life was giving me and it still took years to realize. I am learning to heal (step up) and this is THE blessing given to all of us. The option is to get buried and that is just no fun. Accepting the blessings makes the work a lot of fun and the best thing one can do. Why not enjoy the climb ? Reply Susan Gregg on November 18, 2013 at 11:58 am Enjoying the climb makes sense every time. Bet the Donkey only saw the one option …. Thanks Todd Reply ellen on November 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm Susan, my angel friend, this describes me I pick myself up , dust off, and, start all over again, everything comes into my life as it is suppose to, love light and hugs my angel friend Reply Susan Gregg on November 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm Aloha Ellen, Remember to let yourself enjoy the process Reply nikki on November 19, 2013 at 2:45 am Thank you Susan!!! Again and again 🙂 Bit dusty at the moment but a sunny hug to you*** Reply Susan on November 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm A sunny hug right back at you Nikki Reply Marsha on November 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm I love this parable. I have heard it before, but it is a welcome reminder. Reply Susan on November 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm Thanks Marsha …. sometimes I have to hear the same thing 999 times before it sinks in and sometimes once …. reminders ALWAYS welcome Reply Becky on November 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm Hi Susan, I loved the transition from crying to not only coping but making the best of a VERY bad situation. There was no fear or anger at the end of this story, which is also lovely. Thanks! Reply Susan Gregg on November 22, 2013 at 6:42 am Me too Becky and the nice part is with a little practice we can create happy endings to all the happenings in our life too. Sending you lots of smiles and aloha, Susan Reply Jean on November 20, 2013 at 10:13 am Susan, after “people started shoveling dirt into the well and the donkey grew quiet,” the story ended just before the ‘read more’ prompt. I was dismayed and heartsick but when I read the happy ending and realized I react way too strongly to the way we are often treated, that it’s not always all bad. Thank you. Reply Susan Gregg on November 22, 2013 at 6:45 am Jean when it comes to animals I too tend to react rather quickly. My home is full of rescued animals. I am all for happy endings, especially ones that show us a different way of being in our life. I’m glad you read on. May your life be full of happy endings too! Aloha, Susan Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.