Monday, September 1, 2008

The Mouse Story with a Moral



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.
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 ,



But 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.

REMEMBER . . . . .


EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD
IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY;

OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

4 comments:

Constance Chan said...

yes, that is so true. it's like a domino effect.

Jade said...

A wonderful story to be shared with my fellow colleagues in my division!

Hope you are coping well with all the PSLE stressy. Take care!

Stardust said...

Ah yes, domino effect indeed... Shouldn't feel indifferent when someone is in trouble. Point noted. Thank you for sharing this!

bp said...

thank you for being here for me, and i'm here too... to encourage each other on our parenting journey =)