Sunday, September 21, 2008

This came to me today

from a friend via e-mail. I find it so very true. Sometimes we are so taken up in our own lives and its troubles that we forget those around us.
Thanks Wendy

The Mouse Story
A mouse looked through the crack
in the wall to see the farmer and
his wife open a package.
What food might this contain?'
The mouse wondered - - -
he was devastated to discover it
was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard,
the mouse proclaimed the warning :
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, I can tell this is a grave concern
to you, but it is of no consequence
to me. I cannot be bothered by it.'
The mouse turned to
the pig and told him,
'There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!'
The pig sympathized, but said, I am
so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there
is 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.
I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose. '
So, the mouse returned to the
house, head down and dejected,
to face the farmer's mousetrap . . . alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout
the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching
its prey.
The farmer's wife rushed to see
what was caught. In the darkness,
she did not see it was a venomous
snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital ,
and she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever
with fresh chicken soup, so the
farmer took his hatchet to the
farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
But his wife's sickness continued,
so friends and neighbors came to
sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer
butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral,
the farmer had the cow slaughtered to
provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from
his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it
doesn't concern you, remember ---- when one of us is threatened,
we are all at 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.
REMEMBER. . . . . .
One of the best things to hold
onto in this world is a FRIEND


Therese said...

And I consider myself blessed to call you friend (even a bloggy one!)

Gramma 2 Many said...

Thank you Therese. It goes both ways. I am so happy I got into this bloggy world. There are so many fabulous people out there. I hope that some day I will get to meet some of you in person.

maryanne420 said...

Hi Gramma 2 many,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your profile. I could have written it myself. Yes, you MUST visit the fashion district. Let me know if you do decide to go so I can give you some pointers. If you love fabric, it really is the place to go.

Have a great day!

P.S. My family just went to Disneyland yesterday! Love that place.

maryanne420 said...

Oh by the way, I meant to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my baby's birthday tribute. That was so sweet of you. Of to check your blog.

Ren said...

So true. A wonderful post!

Thank you for the kind comments, it is always a pleasure to get comments from you!


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