Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thinking of Others

This was just a cute little story reminding us that we should always be thinking of Others! I am trying to learn how to do my post in another form and so please bear with me as I ... once again have to update myself on the some technology. Thank goodness for this young women who are kind enough and patient enough to teach me. I did this post while at her house so that she could help me figure out how to use the new system I am in, so it wasn't a very personal post tonight but it still made a positvie point, in sort of a funny way.
I do believe the last part of the story when it mentions we are all connected to each other. We should be aware and compassionate about those around us. I do believe that we are here to make a difference in people's lives. I know you have made a big difference in mine, in many ways and for that I am truly grateful. Good night dear 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 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. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry.
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"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."  ~Bob Hope

"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up."  ~Jesse Jackson


Jean(ie) said...

Great parable.

Lynn said...

I think it made the point well, didn't it!