Hold on to a friend..............

 

 
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.

 

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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.  

 

SEND THIS  TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT AND LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY  ARE.

 

REMEMBER,,,,  
 
 

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

OUR LIVES  ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REA SON.  

 

 

 

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