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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:

EACH OF US IS A VITAL

THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON’S TAPESTRY;

OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

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

 

So I have returned to the land of the living after a week long illness. I’lll fill you all in on the happenings as soon as I catch up at work.

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  1. I thought this was going to be a joke.  😀  I absolutely agree that people\’s problems aren\’t just a surface thing to brush off…  especially when they\’re MY problems!  lol  I hope you\’re feeling better!  No sickness hangovers!  (Just in case you mistake my meaning–lol–after staying in bed for a week, there\’s a certain feeling of having been sick that lingers.  :))

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  2. Wow!  Wasn\’t expecting such a profound moral when, at first, I was expecting a joke.
    Good one~
     

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  3. Rosebay, what a delightful parable! Nicely done. Sorry to hear you were sick for so many days! Glad you\’re better, of course 😉
    ~Nooner~
     

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  4. Glad you are feeling better. As in the story, another person\’s probelm (you) is of our concern. May I help? A

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  5. Whoa! Powerful story missy! Thanks for that.
     
    Glad you are recovered from your illness. I apologize for having not been by lately. I have missed those great stories.
     
    Take care.

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  6. She\’s alive, people!  She\’s alive!  Good to have you back, Wendy 🙂  No more getting sick now! 

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  7. Hey W, So sorry to hear you\’ve been under the weather, but I can most definitely relate! (see latest) Hurry back, I miss the therapy!!

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  8. That\’s a great story….really makes you think.  Sorry you haven\’t been feeling well, but I\’m glad your better.
    Hugs…Diane.

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  9. hi sweetie !
    dropping in to say hello … your space looks great !
    david
    xo

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  10. I had to read all the way to the end for the punchline little knowing that there was a lesson to learn.  A good one it was too!  Thanks!

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  11. Really sorry to hear you have been ill. Tis the season for the nasties. I had the current stomach virus from midnight Christmas until New Year\’s day. Not pretty. I, along with others, wondered where you were.
    This is a tremendous moral. I do love the story. May I copy and use it elsewhere?
    Stay well, W.
     
    HUGS

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  12. YOU HAVE BEEN KISSED!!!Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!) *Rachid\’s* RULES:1- You can kiss the person who kissed you!2- You can\’t kiss the person more than 3 times3- You -MUST- kiss 6 other people4- You should kiss them in public! Paste it on their user page! c\’mon..
    don\’t be scared of public displays of affection5- Random kisses are perfectly okay! (and sweet)6- You should most definitely get started kissing right away!888888__________888888_8888888________8888888_88888888______88888888_8888_8888____8888_8888_8888__8888__8888__8888_8888___88888888___8888_8888____888888____8888_8888_____8888_____8888_8888______88______8888_8888______________8888_8888______________8888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_88888____________88888_888888__________888888__888888________888888____888888888888888888_______88888888888888_________88888888888888_______88888888888888888_____888888________88888____88888__________________88888__________________88888__________________88888__________________88888__________________888888________88888_____88888888888888888________88888888888888_____888888__________888888_888888__________888888_888888__________888888_888888__________888888_8888888888888888888888_8888888888888888888888_8888888888888888888888_888888__________888888_888888__________888888_888888__________888888_888888__________888888_______8888888888________________________888888888888888___________________888888822222228888_________________88888822222222288888_______________888888222222222228888822228888______888882222222222222288222222222888___8888822222222222222222222222222288___8888822222222222222222222222222_88___88888222222222222222222222222__888___888822222222222222222222222___888____8888222222222222222222222____888_____8888222222222222222222_____888_______8882222222222222222_____8888_________888822222222222______888888__________8888882222______88888888_____________888888_____888888888_________________88888888888888_______________________888888888________________Send to 10 of your friends to show them how much luv u have for them.
    If u get this back it means u r luved 2x as much!!
     
    david
    xoxo
     

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  13. Hey Wendy.. .hope you are feeling much better.. long time no chat!!  Take care.. big virtual hugs to you!! 
    love ya!

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  14. Sorry to hear you\’ve been sick!  Glad you\’re on the mend.  Take care and hope to hear from you soon!
    Tess

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  15. Hey where you at?!
     

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  16. Oh, nevermind.

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  17. I also hope you\’re on the mend and catching up at work.
    I wish you well for this new year – a bit belated.  May you find peace and happiness, W. 
    Ann

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  18. Hi Wendy! Long time no see! Good to have you back again, and I LOVED this little parable. So very, very true, isn\’t it? The Butterfly Effect to the nth degree.
     
    Hope you are feeling better now – I\’ve been struggling with a cold for a couple of weeks myself, so I can relate.
     
    steve
     

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  19. YOU have been BUSY!  I can\’t believe that there\’s no update!  We\’re doing well here and we\’re definitely busy.  Have you seen the cute pictures of Miss Emi?  Scooter\’s getting really big, too.  😀

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  20. Hope you are well Florida Rose.
     
    Take care.

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  21. Stepmonster... some call me wicked

    Hope you\’re feeling better

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  22. everything ok?  still under a mountain of work?
     
    btw, wondering if you were bothered by that storm/tornado that blew thru last night…

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  23. Gosh!!  It\’s been a long time……I really miss you!!
    Hugs….Diane.

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  24. I\’m going to have resort to e-mailing or calling!  In fact!  It\’s almost 7:00–enough time to risk a phone call.  🙂

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  25. You\’re going to think I\’m stalking you!  Where are you!  I\’ve tried your cell and e-mail… Call me!  I\’m anxious to hear how you\’re doing.

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  26. Where are you young lady?  We miss you ~hugs~

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  27. Ok, you know we don\’t like when we don\’t hear from someone for so long!!!!!  What\’s going on?!?!?!  Where are you?!?!?!

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  28. AUSTIN!!!!
    I have tried calling her, as well.  I have no other way of contacting YOU than this.  I get a fast busy signal when I call.  Have you been able to contact her yet?
     

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