Friday’s Burro

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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…

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Don’t just follow in the footsteps

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“Don’t just follow in the footsteps of those who came before you but be courageous enough and brave enough to leave your own footprints behind to be remembered by as you help shape the course of history because to make a real change and difference in this world means having the courage to stand apart from everyone else and standing up for what you believe in even if others aren’t right there beside you. For those who have made the greatest changes in history are the ones who were spirited enough to go against the norm, to overcome challenges, to exceed limitations, and to break down barriers because they dared to rebel rather then follow everyone else’s lead and set their own course and path to make the changes they saw needed to be made. Change cannot be made unless one is ready and willing to break…

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