Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mouse Story

Here's a great story I received via email this morning. Thanks everyone for being "in this with us."

Mouse Story ...
A mouse looked through the
crack in the wall to seethe farmer and hiswife open a package.

What food might this contain? The mouse wondered -
he was devastated todiscover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed the

There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap
in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and
said, Mr. Mouse, Ican tell this is a grave concern to you
but it is of no consequence tome.
I cannot be bothered by it.

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, There is a
mousetrap in thehouse! There is a mousetrap in the house!

The pig sympathized, but said,
I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse,
but thereis nothing I can do about it but pray.
Be assured you are in my prayers.

The mouse turned to the cow and said, There is a
mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!

The cow said, Wow, Mr. Mouse.
Im sorry for you,
but its no skin off mynose.

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected,
to face thefarmers mousetrap-- alone.

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house --
like the soundof a mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmers wife rushed to see what was caught. In the
darkness, she didnot see it was a venomous snake
whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmers wife.
The farmer rushed her
to the hospitaland she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever withfresh chicken soup,
so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyardfor thesoups
main ingredient.

But his wifes sickness continued,
so friends and neighbors came
to sitwith her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

The farmers wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came
for herfuneral, the farmer
had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meatfor allof them.

The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with greatsadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think itdoesnt concern you,
remember --
when one of us is threatened,
we are allat risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life.
We must keep an eye out
for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.


One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend .

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