Tuesday, 10 July 2012

something special...

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 sympathised, 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 neighbours 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. 

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: Each one of us is a vital thread in another person's tapestry; our lives our woven together for a reason.

This story was given to me by one of my dearest friends mom when I was getting ready to take this journey. I have been on a very bumpy road so far but I am GRATEFUL for all of you that care enough to follow me and comment and email and be a part of this with me. Sending you all cyber hugs (((()))))

p.s. That said... I will not hesitate to kick all of your butts on the BOOBS Challenge!!!! 


  1. LOL, great story... feel free to kick my butt in the challenge!

    P.S. - Thanks for the follow! I kept trying to find your blog, but never could until I saw a comment on someone else's blog. :)

  2. ah great story!!! Miss you!!

  3. Mutual BOOBS Challenge butt-kicking to commence - NOW!!

    Love the mousetrap story- thanks for posting it!

  4. Fantastic moral. I think it's easy to have a myopic self-centered view, especially when working towards a goal. The support is invaluable.


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