Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Mousetrap...

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! I wanted to thank the
person who nominated me for the BOTDA (Blog of the Day Award)
I received last week. That was very nice! I am very humbled.
If you want to nominate a favorite blog of yours, visit

the site and let them know who you love to read!

Here is a nice, little story. I do not know who the author is.
I hope you enjoy the message as much as I did. Have a
good weekend! Val =)

The Mousetrap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see
the farmer and his wife open a package.

"What food might this package 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 yelled 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. 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.

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 all of this from the crack in
his 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 in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for
one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

- Author Unknown -

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