Monday, 8 February 2016


A  mouse who lived in a farmer's house peeped through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What good might be this for the animals?" the mouse wondered. out of curiosity he found out what was in for them but was disappointed 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 warned "There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!" The pig though sympathized, but said "I am sorry, Mr.Mouse, there is nothing I can do about it as it's a deliberate pointer to you and your household". 

The mouse turned to the cow and said "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow laughed loud and said "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's has got nothing to do with me because i can't and would never be accused of an act of pilfering."
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.
shortly after when it was dark, 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. 

Each of us owe ourselves the duty to be our brother's keeper.

Don't be so selfish to live the entire life for your self. Help others , heal others, live for the benefit of others.And contribute your role in making this world a beautiful place for living.