Sand & Stone

This is a story about two friends who were walking through a forest. At one particular point the two got into an argument and one friend hit the other in the face. The one who was hit was hurt, but without any word he wrote in the sand: "Today my best friend slapped me in the face.’ 

They walked on until they found an oasis where they decided to have a bath.The one who had been hit got stuck in the mud and was drowning but the friend saved him When he came to, he carved in a stone:‘Today my best friend saved my life’ The friend who had hit his best friend then saved him asked:‘After I hit you you wrote this in the sand and now you carved in the stone that I saved you, why did you do this?’ 

The other friend answered:‘When someone hurts us we must write it in the sand where the wind of forgiveness can blow it away’ But if someone does a good deed for you, we have to carve it in stone where no wind can blow it away.’ Learn to write the hurt in the sand and carve your good experiences in stone.  It is said that it takes only a minute to find extraordinary people, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but it takes a whole life to forget them.    

1 comment:

Nath said...

touching story indeed :)

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