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Friday, October 2, 2009

Double Dhamaka

Hey this topic is catchy na? Actually I wanted to write two stories which I read few days back in my sister's college journal. Was thinking about the title for a long time and wrote this. Many would have known it already. Mind reading them Again?!


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

donkey He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.


A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jaguar's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jaguar back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parkeSadBoyd car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?". The young boy was excusatory. "Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop...". With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother, "he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up." Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this.


"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less

What you feel? Worth a read?

With Love,


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Prads said...

reallly good two moral stories...

nice to read,,, good way of putting up...words...

We want change,
u rock shurts

Shruti said...

Thanks buddy!

Guria said...


Loved them...
Loved them...
Loved them...

Touched me deeply, whatever I was expecting, wasn't this! 'Double Dhamaka' is good but these stories are much more.

You are AWESOME!

Love, G.

Anu...:) said...

Really good post akka! Thank you so much for sharing them!They are like forgotten lessons revisited!:)

Aditya said...

Loved the first one-my policy of life always :D

Interesting stories shruti-we have so much to learn from all these stories.

Shruti said...

Hey whatta expression?!
I was astounded!
""whatever I was expecting, wasn't this""
What you expected?!

Am awesome?!
Hehehehe :P
Thanks Misfit girl!

Shruti said...

Thanks sissie!!

Shruti said...

That donkey also told me this :P

SiMbA tAgO said...

obviously wortha a read ... adn worth a lot in a life like this ...

seriously shruti .. how can u write s elegantly ... \???

Vishnu said...

knew the second.. liked the first..nice..

Shruti said...

That's too much of a praise for me!!

SiMbA tAgO said...

fine then.. i take it bak ..... was jus appreciating .. it was good ....


Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

interesting stories... i just hope the jaguar driver was not a Khan driving rashly on street...:P

Mama Zen said...

I had never read The Brick before. I love it!

Anoop said...

stories r really nice..
i liked the 2nd one the most... :D

but let me ask u...
wat if the farmer began to throw big stones into the well instead f dirt???
khe khe khee....

but 2nd story is WOW!... nothin to say... simply superb..

☥ ѕωαмι ηανєєη said...

inspiring morals .... both were definitely worth a read !!

Shruti said...

""Like the first knew the second""
Punch nalla irukku :P

Singh Amit said...

Wonderful post
Loved so much... :)
Life- inspiring stories.. :)
Keep writing :)

Shruti said...

""i take it bak""
Naah!! Let it be there :P

Shruti said...

Thanks a ton :)

Shruti said...

@Mama Zen
Welcome to my blog!!
Thanks for dropping by and a big thanks for the appreciating words!

Shruti said...

Hey thanks re!!

""wat if the farmer began to throw big stones into the well instead f dirt""
Nobody could dare to think like you!!
Will let the donkey know ur plan!!

Shruti said...


Shruti said...

Thanks yaar!!

Vishnu said...

punch ah?? nan enna thalaivara??

Shruti said...

Irukalam, illamalum irukalam :)

Vishnu said...

neenga for sure sv shekher dan..

Shruti said...

Illa pa...nan Shruti

Kay said...

Both excellent stories and great reminders

Shruti said...

Thanks yaar!

Mustaf said...

Heard the first one but the second one was new.Actually i was telling something similar to one of my friend recently, it does not make sense running fast all the time. Even if you don't have time for others, but it is still some time better to stop, take a breath, study the situation and do replanning and then run again.We all know to take a jump, you need to take a few steps back.

This situation may not be on the same note as the story went, but felt the learning is applicable in these cases too, so shared..

And you asked in my blog abt my thinking, but my question is how do you get time to post so frequently and that too maintaining the quality in tact ?

Anoop said...

i was jus askin a small doubt for fun.. ;)
i dint mean anythin else.. :((

Shruti said...

The life is so weird! How many of us are in touch with our school friends?! Very few! Life has become materialistic.. Nobody dares to care for others! That's the fact!!
Thanks :)

""how do you get time to post so frequently and that too maintaining the quality in tact ?""
Frequently i post?! May height of boredom. Till my DOJ comes or till i geta better job, am gonna post frequently and make u read a lot!! :P

Quality? Are all my posts good?! I doubt it!

Shruti said...

:P :P
Afraid of donkey eh?! I was casual while commenting that! Nothin harm :)

Mustaf said...

See personally i don't like those tagged post and don't comment, i dont remember exactly but i think in 1-2 posts of yours i did not comment, not sure what they were..

And reg the quality, it is obvious all the posts can't be of same quality..but i meant to say ur average quality is very good and that u seem to maintain in all posts of yours, My personal opinion :)

Shruti said...

u Don't like tags eh!?! That's your wish of commenting and not commenting! Seems you are so selective!

""maintain in all posts of yours, My personal opinion""
Yes, perspective differs from person to person! So Always i maintain that limit to avoid difference of opinion!

Anonymous said...

"Double" trend is good.. double shots, double tag, double dhamaka.. lets see if someone comes up with some other double-something.. hehe.. too good girlie.. loved both the stories.. they are truly inspiring.. :) you are toooo good at story telling!

Shruti said...

Thanks girlie!! Am good only at story telling eh?!

Rohini Prasanth said...

oh yes.. such storie are always orth reading again..

thanks for sharing them

Anoop said...

thanks for inspirin me Shruthi.. :P
after readin ur 55Fs...m also up to it... khe khe khe...i jus wrote my first 55F :D

*askin my future enemy n competitor*

do gimme ur expert advice.. ;)



Two excellent stories with morals, also the five rules for happiness.
made me stop and think.....Thank you.


HaRy!! said...

nala post madam!! yu know some times..its better to read stories to make the impact rather than looong advices!...well i liked the expect less and give more!! romba nala varthaikal!! thats the moral of life in oru blog factory! :D

Anonymous said...

Good ones.. esp the last 5 points.. good going lady. You write well... :)

BK Chowla said...

Excellent.Very well written

Shruti said...

Thanks Girlie :)

Shruti said...

Will check them :)

Neha said...

nice stories gave them both a new life...i knew them, but felt I was reading them for the first

Shruti said...

Those 5 rules are the best!
Thanks :)

Shruti said...

Hey thanks ma :)
Romba pugazharaye!!
""ne oru blog factory""
Ada pavi!!
I take it as a compliment!!

Shruti said...

Welcome to my space!!
Thanks a ton for dropping by and appreciating!

Shruti said...

@Chowla Ji
Thank you so much!

Shruti said...

Thank you sweety!!

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Touching stories.

I've heard the Donkey story with a twist -- the donkey was deaf and all the while, when people were talking and working toward burying him, he thought they were egging him to not give up . Moral : Watch what you say ..


Sat_hi_sh said...

Its definitely worth the read pa :)
Especially the first story was really uplifting :)

good work :)
keep blogging

Anonymous said...

both are really wonderful stories and have a real nice messages...

I was amazed at the first one... thats how life is treating us na... many times dirt is thrown.. and it's our job to shake it off..

second is also good... living a life in fast manner.. those rules are also good.. :) :)

expect less and give more.. I have read in a book... but most of the times we will do just opposite...

/*"Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"*/

nice one Shruti.. :)

Shruti said...

@Madhu Rao
Welcome to my blog!!
This seems to be a good one too!!

Thank you so much!!

Shruti said...

Welcome to my blog!!
yes the dirt should be shaken off and it shouldn make us get buried in them!!

Thank you so much for dropping by!!

Shruti said...

Thank you so much!! :)

vishal jindal said...

first one i knew ..
refreshing it was nice
and second was new..
loved reading it.. :)

Shruti said...

Welcome to my blog.
Thanks a ton for dropping by and leaving a comment :)

Sourav !!! said...

I agree to most of the people who have commented here !!
(apart from khe khe khe's .. i still fail to realise what's that) ;)

Brilliant stories, I agree to your 1st 3 rules of life and completely disagree with the last two:

I GIVE less (am just being honest)!

I Expect a LOT (may be that's the reason, I get hurt mostly, but that's what i am I can't change) !

Shruti said...

Hi buddy :)
Thank you!
Give more- that doesn't mean only money. It can be interpreted as love, care and affection

Expect Lot - Expect what you deserve the most!

Ekam said...

Both the stories were great. Loved the donkey story, Thanks for sharing. God bless you :)

Vinz said...

Great read..!!


Shruti said...

Thank you for your wishes :)

Shruti said...

Welcome back after a long time!
Thanks :)

Yellow Tulip said...

very much needed dear:)...really good one:) an angel ur post saved my grieving heart:)...nice stories:)....thank u dear:)

Shruti said...

@Yellow tulip
Welcome back to my blog!! Long time no see?! I saved your grieving heart eh?
Wow, am happy!!
Thanks re :)

vEnKy said...

two too good stories loved em.

Shruti said...

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

thank you shruti for such inspiring stories...
I really liked the first one...we need to benefit from our mistakes...great idea...

Shruti said...

Thanks Rahul!!

Being Pramoda... said...

HI Shruti,

Thanks for the morals especially... they r the most imp. and reliable ways to live life..

:)..loved ur last 5 tips for a happy life..:)..keep expressing dear..:)

Shruti said...

Hi girlie! Busy dese days??

Thanks for your appreciation!

Makk said...



Keep smiling..


Shruti said...


Keep Smiling!!

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