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

Have yet to figure it out but as I was reading this little fable, George Orwell’s bookAnimal Farm came to mind. Both the fable and book make the point that for something to get worse that only good men and women need to do is ignore it.

I think that one of the best kept secrets of this world is the problem of women and children in the jails and prisons of the world. As I traveled the highways and byways of this great nation for 10,585 miles, one of the biggest responses I got was: this is her problem not mine. Only wish I had seen this fable prior to taking of on the trip:

Amouse 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 this 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
the soundofamousetrap catching its prey.

>
The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught.
In the darkness, she did not see it.
It was a venomous snake
whose tail was caught in the trap.

>
The snake bit the farmer’s wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital.
When she returned home she still had 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.
Friends and neighbourscame to sitwith her
around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
But, alas, the farmer’s wife did not get well…
She died.
So many people came for her funeral
that the farmer had the cow slaughtered
to provide enough meat for all of them
for the funeral luncheon.

>
And 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 you 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.
YOU MAY WANT TO SEND THIS
TO EVERYONE WHOHAS 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 REASON.
One of the best things to hold onto
In this world is a FRIEND.


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