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Aug 2, 2007

Sand and Stone

A story tells that 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 the friend 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."



Water Learner said...

Hi Lili,

I have read this story before. But it still feels good and leaves me to spend a moment to reflect upon myself after reading what you have written.

Let the winds of Forgiveness blow away the hurts but remember all good things others do to us like it's been carved on a stone.

Thanks for the good blog to remind me to recalibrate my inner self!

Blessings and Have a Great Weekend!

WaterLearner (Singapore)

J@n!ce said...

Lili, this is a meaningful post. Let the wind erase off our wrongdoings & forgive us. Let our achievements be broadcasted & remembered for life through the engravements :) :)

Love ya ;)

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,
That's a great story!
We have to remember all good deeds and forgives and forget all the wrong doings!

Best Wishes
Sam Cha

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surjit said...

A good post.The world is round so that friendship may circle it.
My best wishes, my friend.

haze said...

this is a great shares...I can easily forgive things but to forget is hard....is that work??? I sound silly here, hehehe

Anyway thanks for sharing

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