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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Sand & Stone



Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point in the journey, they had an argument, and one friend unjustly criticized the other.

The one who was criticized was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:

“Today, my best friend unjustly criticized me.”

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to go for a swim.

The one who had been unjustly criticized 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 criticized 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. However, 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 carve your benefits in stone.

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