One day an old man’s dog fell into a large pit. The dog cried wretchedly for help. The old man could not find a way to rescue his dog. Finally, he decided the dog was old, and the large pit in which the animal fell was supposed to be filled anyway.
So he called out other people to come and help him in covering up the pit. Everybody got their shovel and began to put the mud into the pit. The dog soon realized what was happening so it cried out horribly. Then, to everybody’s surprise the dog quieted down.
After they shovelled for a while, the old man looked down into the pit. He was shocked at what he saw. With each shovel load of mud that hit his back, the dog was doing something astonishing. He would shake it off and take a step up.
Every time the people put mud on the dog’s back, it would shake it off and take a step up. Soon, everybody were stunned as the dog finally stepped over the edge of the pit and happily walked away.
Moral of the Story:
People/Circumstances are going to shovel dirt on us too. The solution to getting out of the dirt is to just shake it off and take a step up. Every trouble we face in life is a means of advancement. We just got to cross the hurdle in a wise way. We can only do this by not stopping and never giving up and making best use of the dirt thrown at us just like the dog in the story !
Hope this story inspired you ! Have a great weekend ! 🙂