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      Thought my fellow warriors would also enjoy!

      This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule
      fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying -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 shoveling 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 how distressing
      the situation seemed the old mule fought “panic” and just kept right
      on shaking it off and stepping up!!!
      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 helped 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
      very real potential to benefit us!

      Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the
      ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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