Thursday, July 1, 2010

Writing in the sand...

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING THROUGH THE DESERT.  DURING SOME POINT OF THE JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE IN THE FACE.  THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING, WROTE IN THE SAND:
'TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE'

THEY KEPT WALKING UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS WHERE THEY DECIDED TO TAKE A BATH. THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE MIRE AND BEGAN DROWNING...BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.  AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM THE NEAR DROWNING, HE WROTE ON A STONE:
'TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE'

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND ASKED HIM, 'AFTER I HURT YOU, YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW, YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?'
THE FRIEND REPLIED

'WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING GOOD FOR US, WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE WHERE NO WIND CAN EVER ERASE IT.'

LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.


xo

3 comments:

Crystal Velvet said...

That is so true. What a lovely story to share

Tina Eudora said...

Thank you for that lovely thought. It is so true that we hold on to the things others have done to hurt our feelings but forget the good deeds that have been done for us. This little story I will take to my heart!
Thanks you....
Tina xo

Deborah said...

I love this...thanks for sharing!IT is true..and people need to be reminded. Thanks for the reminder. I think I will link this on my FB page to share with others.