How to Be Grateful When Someone Poops on You

cow-manure  Here’s a great story to remind you that, almost every time, whether something is “good” or “bad” is merely your perspective.

One October a Robin decided to stay up north for the winter.  His friends all told him he was making a mistake and begged him to come south with them.  But he was resolute in his decision.

After all his friends left, the Robin lived it up; he had no competition for all the food and he loved it.

Soon, however, the weather turned cold.  It wasn’t long before the Robin realized he’d made a mistake and couldn’t survive the winter.

So he took flight for the south, hoping he wasn’t too late.

Unfortunately he quickly realized he was too late; the temperature was too cold for him to fly and his wings were freezing up.

Unable to continue his flight, the Robin plummeted to the Earth – all but completely frozen.

As he lay on the ground, the Robin felt his heart giving out. 

And, just as his heart beat its last, a cow walked over him and pooped on him.

“Oh great!,” thought the Robin angrily, “A final indignity for me!”

But the warmth of the poop revived the Robin.  Soon he was awake again and chirping excitedly as he flew south – this time at a lower altitude.

And the moral of  this story is: not everyone who poops on you is doing you a disservice.

Try to remember the Robin’s experience the next time something happens to you that you don’t like.  Remember that you lack the overall perspective to know whether something is “good” or “bad”.  In fact, you can choose to withhold any judgment at all about anything that happens to you.

If you choose to withhold declaring that something is definitively “bad”, you keep open, for yourself, the infinite possibilities always inherent in the quantum field(Click that link to Tweet it) And you continue to allow the quantum field to do what it does best: continue to allow your life experiences to unfold just like they’re supposed to (even when that includes what feels like a roller coaster ride).

And stay tuned to this blog to continue to read about new perspectives from quantum physics that can help you align your beliefs with your desires…

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  1. Nice story, Greg. It reminds me of a word that I have come to use a lot when I think of the things (good or bad) that happen to me every day. And the word is perspective. Perspective is the only concept that will help you see that nothing that happens to you is really bad. All is the way it should be. And the best example for this is to think about comedy. Because most of the time, as some famous comedian whose name I don’t recall said: comedy is a tragedy subjected to over time. What once seemed so tragic (such as falling off something, or experiencing an awful shame, or even worst and really painful things), eventually can become the funniest story of your life… The one you tell over and over… Is not it amazing? Perspective is the key.

    • Awesome Marcela! Thank you for nailing, and summing up, the intent of this post.

      I believe it was Jerry Lewis who said, “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” And he couldn’t have been more right, could he?

      When we call something “bad” we handcuff the quantum field. And even when we call something “good” we handcuff the quantum field.

      If we raise our beliefs to match our desires, though, we don’t need to label everything; the quantum field will automatically produce a material reality that manifests our desires (or comes pretty darn close).

    • Hey Juniper. Thank you for reaching out with your comment.

      Would you mind telling us the story of the donkey who fell in the well?

  2. Donkey in the well.
    A short, important story.
    (Author unknown)

    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.

    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 and was astonished at what he saw. With every 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 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 stepping-stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

    • I’ve heard that story, Juniper, but had forgotten it.

      Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it and inspiring us all.

  3. Great story, and topical for me. Have often known that rough patches are there for a reason and often I have been able to see the “end game” of a bad situation much later. Usually it is when I have ignored my intuition and the bad thing is usually what got me out of a rut and gave a big kick towards where I wanted to be- makes it easier to deal with the “negative”.

    • How nice to hear from you Maureen. I’m honored you’ve given me an opportunity to be of value to you.

      As you noted, the “negative” is information. Valuable and useful information which we can use to direct us back to the solution – our beliefs which are being reflected back to us by the quantum field.

      Thus, as you mentioned, our “negative” experiences are often our greatest blessings. As we learn to tell ourselves believable stories about those experiences, we can get into a place of authentic gratitude much faster. And, from that perspective, we can also get back into the solution much faster as well. Aligning our beliefs with our desired outcomes.

      Thank you for taking the time to remind us all about that.

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