I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Talk on Sunday

the comment was made last sunday when they found out that I am speaking tomorrow are you making cookies for everyone. NO NO NO.. that is just a 3rd Sunday Elder's Quorum thing.

last week by the way I had to laugh, everyone comes after class for cookies it really is unfair.. however I had to laugh, Adam Orr came in to get cookies. He since left the 3rd ward and went over to the 5th ward. YEAH I know.

anyway I was asked to talk tomorrow and well Karl asked when I wanted to speak, I said put me last because I can cut my talk in half or add to it.. I can come up with something. I am not one with out words. LOL. Yes mother I hear you laughing at me right now. (even from Idaho I can hear you).

So I have been going over and over and over what I was going to talk about.. and I found something that I said I was going to use if I was asked to talk, its called the mouse story.

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall
to see the farmer and his wife opening 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's a mousetrap in the house!
There's 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 moustrap 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 am 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 venoumous snake.
which the 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.
Well 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 the wife's sickness continued,
so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.
To feed them, the farmer had to butchered the pig.
The famrer's wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came to her funeral,
the farmer had the cow slaughtered
to provide enought 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 treatened, we are all at risk.
we are all involved in this journey called life.
we must keep an eye on one another.
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.
Remember I just want to be a little church mouse.. I have said it over and over and over again. I just want to be a little church mouse, and not be praised for anything or just be a servant and thats all. But you all know that will never happen.
Ok I will write more later on what I come up with.


Anonymous said...

So, my little church mouse...how did it go?? Love, mom

dad said...

Church mice (or is it mouses?) are good. Some of are not destined to be one, however. How did your talk go, Mr. Mouse?