Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Sands of Forgiveness

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 on 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 started 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 other 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."

Lesson: Learn to forgive and forget all your hurts but treasure and remember all your benefits.


Daryl said...

Very nice. Too many of us etched the stone with our hurt and write the good stuff in the sand.

Mom said...

I love this. Do you mind if I steal it if I promise to link back to you??? said...

You're most welcome to spread love everywhere to those in need.

Stiletto Sports Jen said...

That was really wonderful. My friend and I have been on strained terms for a few months now and i have been unable to make her see that our grievances are trivial. I am going to send her this and hope it helps her. I know it helped me. Thank you