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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, September 09, 2010

To all my friends . . .


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 this 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 -- 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.
It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap.

The snake bit the farmer's wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital.

When she returned home she still had 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. Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well... She died.

So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

And 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 you 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.




One of the best things to hold onto In this world is a FRIEND.


(If I don't answer your email and my blog comes late or not at all - it is the da-- computer. And I am not going to complain anymore - I'm going to get it fixed - errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!)


Susan said...

Hi Sandie....How's the computer glitch coming? I'm thinking of you and commiserating with you!Susan

Melanie said...

Great post, Sandie.
That's a wonderful illustration to show us how we need to show care and concern for other people. :)

Linda O'Connell said...

Thi is a great post. Hope that computer glitch gets fixed. I know how that is.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A friend sits beside you while you ponder a trouble in your life

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I'm with you and grrrrrrrr-ing with you about the computer. It will be OK...really it will!! Hugs!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Hope your computer straightens up real soon! That was a great post! Loved the moral of the story on that one! lol


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love this! Hope you get your computer fixed!

Annesphamily said...

Great post! I love this story. It is very truthful.Thank you for sharing this story with us. computer woes! I know all about them. Chin Up! It will get better! Hugs Anne

BECKY said...

Hey Sandie! Cute story! Gosh, I haven't stopped by in awhile I guess because I didn't know you were having computer problems! Oooh, so sorry! I know how frustrating that is!! Hope you're back with us soon!! :D

Mevely317 said...

Great post!
Sending lots of "get-well" wishes to your computer .... gosh, how those magic boxes have themselves wrapped 'round our lives ... I've a hard time remembering what I did before?!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

very cute story Sandie, I don't know how you find them but I'm glad you do as I enjoy reading them.

Good luck fixing your computer.

That corgi :) said...

that was a good story for us to remember how we are all connected in this thing we call "life". I'm glad you are going to get your computer fixed! I'm almost in that same boat. My desktop is old and barely functioning; using son's laptop but can't figure out how to get pictures on here, etc. So might have to "bite the bullet" and by a new one........


Crystal Mary said...

Hello Sandie, This is a great story and it certaining makes you think. It just shows we do need to listen and care. Love Crystal Mary

Donna B said...

Oh Sandie, what a WONDERFULLY, GREAT post!! So true, so true...I'm so glad we're friends...

I hope the computer gets fixed soon. I HATE computer problems!! That's why I have a PC and a lap top. hugs to you.

Mimi said...

HI SANDIE, my chatty friend!!
I loved that story and what a great moral to the story it was, SOOOO TRUE my dear friend.
OH NO computer problems, it happens to all of us, and I for one HATE it!!nice to be away from it, I have been away from mine alot lately, but I could NOT live with out it!!!

Debbie said...


It speaks volumes of truth. It's a poor commentary on human behavior that we ignore the threat until we think it's OUR threat.

And I hope you get your computer fixed.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Very true....very true.

Kinda like this fiasco with the Quran burning...we are ALL gonna suffer if that preacher goes through with his idea.

Jane said...

Good morning Sandie - Great post and so very true. Wish that more would remember this, including myself! :)


Life is good! said...

yep i agree with your story about the mouse. we ARE all in this together. when i read your posts you make my face hurt- i am either laughing or smiling!