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Mouse Trap Story- it's a good reminder....


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A MOUSE TRAP 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.

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