This past week I saw a story that came at the right time for me. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you.
A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ – 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 distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought “panic” and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up!
You’re right! 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 blessed 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 potential to benefit and bless us! Remember that forgiveness–faith–prayer– praise and hope…all are excellent ways to “shake it off and step up” out of the wells in which we find ourselves! Author Unknown
So the question is how doe exactly shake it off. How do we let go and move on.
Especially when it comes to financial difficulties.
I have received a lot of request for financial help recently. This is not what this site was intended for.
But maybe this what The Universe had in store for me when it moved me to create these 2 sites.
I must admit I have not been the best guardian of these sites because I am unsure what I suppose to share with you for the most good.
I don’t feel right about giving financial advice – since there is nothing in my bank account.
I don’t feel right about giving advice about the Law of Attraction since things have fallen back.
But maybe I am suppose to be the example of shake it off and step up.
Stop worrying about the finances move on and realize I am abundant…in all areas of my life.
Just like you are!
So here goes.
I am financially free. I am financially free. I am financially free.
I would love to hear how you shake it off and step up. Leave a comment below.
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