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THE MOUSE
4/4/2006 6:39:31 PM

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.

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

One of the best things to hold onto in this
world..... is a friend.



Comments



fred
4/5/2006 5:45:39 AM

naimbag a bigatyo atorni! mawalang galang po..nasiripko ta adda dita salasyo, nakalukat ta ridaw ket impab-pabalaykon!

makapnek apo! agpayso la unay, narigat no kan-kanayon a wala kang pakialam sa mundo!




Monica Smith
4/5/2006 6:39:47 AM

Mayat dagitoy inpostem Manong Leo. Ado ti masursuro.



Cliff
4/6/2006 2:24:13 PM

Hello Leo!
Let me copy-paste the last part of your intro in this post:
[REMEMBER: EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

One of the best things to hold onto in this world..... is a friend.]

You are absolutely right... if you added this comment...(?)

But as an idealist who is in constant pursuit of justice for other OFWS who doesn't have the opportunity to find his way to create a blog....(gapu ta saanda a napagasatan a kas kadatayo) where can we apply the good moral lesson we can draw from this story... considering the fact that, rarely we find fellow Filipinos to devote part of their talents to help the unfortunate others...

Remember... as of latest count... there are almost 8.5M OFWs around the world already... and counting! But I can tell you right now that a few will play the role of the 'mouse'!

Will you? Will anybody else?

Thank you po!





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