You could learn a lot from a mouse....  

puntachueca 105M
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7/11/2006 5:46 am

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7/12/2006 7:54 pm

You could learn a lot from a mouse....


This was forwarded to me from my friend in the government....

Subject: You could learn a lot from a mouse:

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 and keep each other safe.


REMEMBER... EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY. OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.
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MOfunNOWWOW 55F

7/11/2006 6:19 am

Oh now that is one smart mouse and big ole MOhug to you this morning! smooches to {=}


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


puntachueca replies on 7/11/2006 1:31 pm:
Thanks MO.

TabithaElectra 37F

7/11/2006 12:53 pm

"REMEMBER... EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY. OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON."

I am spending a lot of time wondering what that reason is at the moment....


puntachueca replies on 7/11/2006 1:33 pm:
So do I...I don't believe in the conventional religious version of god...but in a vast spiritual power that permeats the universe and has something of a plan for each of us..problem is it is never obvious...so take one day at a time and love everyone and everything and treat everyone and everything as part of a vast array of beauty and life with reverence and respect.

QueenOfSwords 34F

7/11/2006 8:08 pm

I would rather be a mouse than a farmer's wife


puntachueca replies on 7/11/2006 8:29 pm:
Right you are.

cairnsmale55 105M

7/12/2006 3:23 am

A fleeting glace, eye contact for a brief moment, a smile that can lighten a depressed thought, the gentle touch of skin on skin that show care or the words of encouragement as an achievement or goal is reached. Who know why, but yes in the overall scheme of the Universal Energy that is, we all intertwine and weave in and out of each other lives. Glad I am not one of the farm animals…


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 3:29 am:
That is a great summary of the right path....love it!!!

amoldenough 69F
16436 posts
7/12/2006 6:57 pm

What a good parable.

"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."


puntachueca replies on 7/12/2006 7:55 pm:
It is.

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