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May 25, 2018

Methinks I’m not as smart as a donkey.


  • Donkeys take their time.

  • Look where they are going.

  • Do not trip over the same stone twice.

  • Circle around pitfalls and ditches.

  • Avoid uneven terrain.

  • Finally, they listen to orders.


And then there’s me.


I tend to rush.


And leave cupboard doors open.


Especially the door where the dog food lives.


And time after time after time –


  • I rush to feed them.

  • Open the door.

  • Take out the food.

  • Leave the door open.

  • Feed them.

  • Door still open.

  • I turn, fast, and –




I hit my expensive OTC (over the counter) knee on the door.


One would think because it’s artificial it wouldn’t hurt.




It does.


A lot.


As I limp away I promise myself to be more careful next time.


I might even remember. A couple of times.


But sooner or later I’m going to do it again.!


That “something” we do because we are not paying attention.


Aren’t we fortunate that there’s something called -




And it’s ours for the asking?


But back to that humble donkey.


That carried our Lord into Jerusalem on his final triumphant ride.


  • He took his time.

  • He looked where he was going.

  • He avoided places where he could stumble.

  • He didn’t rush.

  • Finally, he listened to commands from the Lord.


And stepped on a bed of palm branches. Sharing the joy of being with the Lord.


I’m forthwith going to try to be more like a donkey.


Food for thought there.


Cyber hugs and blessings all.




Photo by Milivoj Kuhar on Unsplash



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