Life throws us challenges|زندگی ما رابه چالش وامی دارد

“91st story”



A donkey worked very hard for an old man for years. The donkey was getting old and was no longer as fast as his young days; but, he was still loyal and tried hard to be able to do the usual daily task so he wouldn’t be a burden for the old man.


One day, the donkey fell into a deep well in the old man’s farm.


The old man ran towards the sound of the donkey’s cried. When he got to the well, he threw up his arms as getting the donkey out would be impossible.



He said to himself: “In any case, I’ve wanted to buy a young donkey since this one is already old. And I’ve long wanted to fill in this dried-up well and dig a new one. I will kill two birds with one stone. I’ll fill in the well and bury the old donkey.”


The owner’s neighbors started helping him with this task. When the donkey realized what awaited him, he began to cry out loudly. But no one paid any attention, and he fell silent.


When everyone peered into the well, they saw that the donkey had shaken off and patted down with its legs all the earth that had fallen on its back. This way it ended up on the surface and was able to jump out of the well.

Life throws us challenges, we just have to find a way to climb out.


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  1. those photos reminded me of how southeastern Turkey looks.

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  2. Wonderful story.
    It reminds me of the Urdu story, in which animal was dog.
    It shows story is a vagabond.
    Amazing it is. 🙂

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  3. I’d be tempted to bite the man when I got to the surface. 🙂

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  4. This was beautiful. Reminds me of a song by a gospel group The Williams Brothers entitled “The Goat” – always love your stories.

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  5. Love your stories!!!!!!!!!!! Kisses my Laleh!!!

    People do not only talk about successes, they talk about people who overcame their challenges or disabilities. Others are inspired when you are able to overcome your challenges.

    Jaya Ramachandran

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  6. Beautiful story and I loved its massage that the old man was very ungrateful to his donkey.

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  7. beautiful message………sometimes we just need to figure it out! Bless you!

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  8. That story is as sad as it in inspiring! xx

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  9. For many people, loyalty is a one-way street, as the poor donkey found out.

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  10. Che bella storia. E verità.

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  11. Brilliant story used as a teachable moment. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Really lovely story and wonderful message!

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  13. I love your stories, Laleh.

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  14. The donkey certainly was determined to live and to carry on, but I hope the old man didn’t abandon him still for a younger one. An Interesting and inspiring story, Laleh.

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  15. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  16. So inspiring!

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  17. So many thoughts provide your stories.
    Others are inspired when you are able to overcome your challenges.

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  18. Another great story! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Liked the pictures and the story❤️

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  20. Wonderful parable. You need the patience of a donkey to succeed.

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  21. Hi Laleh,
    This is such a powerfull story! It’s the first time I visit your site and to me your stories are really inspiring. Thank you for writing this down, I’m fan

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  22. Ho provato comunque pena per quella che avrebbe potuto essere la fine dell’asino e vergogna per la disumanità del contadino che rispecchia l’indifferenza di questo mondo soprattutto oggi.

    sherabbraccicari 💙

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  23. Love it! Thank you for a wonderful story . . . and lesson.

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  24. Inspiring story 😊 thanks for sharing❤😊🌹

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  25. Wow. Just wow. Your stories are always so amazing! ❤️

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  26. Smart donkey! Great story! 🙂

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  27. Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms

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  28. I am happy the donkey able to jump up after his cold master try to burry him

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  29. Beautiful images! And congrats on your book and literary recognition. Well done!

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  30. Oh.humans are cruel mostly for thier pets.beautiful pics of the loyal donkey🌹🌹🌹🌹

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