Time of Transition

This is the time to accept that you are in a transitional stage in your life. Embrace the transition!

The Donkey Story:
One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The farmer frantically thought about what to do as the stricken animal cried out to be rescued. With no obvious solution, the farmer regretfully concluded that as the donkey was old and as the well needed to be filled in anyway, he should give up the idea of rescuing the beast and simply fill in the well. He tried to persuade himself that hopefully the poor animal would not suffer too much.
The farmer asked his neighbors for help and before long they all began to shovel earth into the well. When the donkey realized what was happening he wailed and struggled, but then, to everyone’s relief, the noise stopped.
After a while the farmer looked down into the well and was astonished by what he saw. The donkey was still alive and progressing towards the top of the well. The donkey had discovered that by shaking off the dirt instead of letting it cover him, he could keep stepping on top of the earth as the level rose. Soon the donkey was able to step up over the edge of the well and happily trot off.
The lesson: Life tends to shovel dirt on top of each of us from time to time. The trick is to shake it off and take a step up.

Sometimes during a transition, individuals need to utilize community resources. Below is a list of resources that can help you take care of yourself during this time in your life. JFS also has a number of programs and services, which may help to offer support during this time.

Do you need: Resources
Transportation Amtrak
Palm Tran
Child Care Florida Department of Children and Families
Child Care Aware
Health Care Health Care District Palm Beach County
Florida KidCare
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services Caring Doctors Project
Housing Boca Raton Housing Authority
Boca Raton Housing Assistance Programs
Legal Help Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc
Public Assistance/
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
The Salvation Army


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