The Sand and the Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend hit the other. The one who got hit was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: Today my best friend hit me.

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been hit got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his 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 hit and then 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 the 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 blessings in stone.

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