Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Lesson Of Life

Always remember this through the journey of life:
God bless you as you read on. Our lives are woven
together for a reason

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
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.


samuru999 said...

Thanks for sharing that Christabelle!
A wonderful message that we all need to pay more attention to.

Yes, we must keep an eye out for one another...and encourage each other!

starry nights said...

Thank you christabelle fo rsharing this story. we should always look out for one another. I think in some way we are all responsible or each other and are connected.

Etchen said...

So true! Good stpry!

Azuka said...

This is deep. Got me thinking. Thanks for the message.

christabelle said...

This story really touched me and got me thinking deep, most times when things happen to other pple we just stop and say how sorry we are and yes it might be true, we're really sorry someone is in trouble, I do it a lot but from now, I'll try and take a step further: HELP IN ANY WAY I CAN.

Thank you all for commenting and Azuka, you're very much welcome here.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I have been taught this lesson since my childhood. But if only we all can learn the lesson.

The problem with humans are not lack of good lessons to learn from, but their disobedience to them.

As we can see since World War 2 to date, humans have not learnt their lessons.

Even if I etch this lesson on the body of every human, majority of them will still go on doing as they wish.

God bless.