Sunday, March 12, 2006

Writing On Sand

There is a story of two friends who were walking through a desert.At a certain point of the journey they had an argument, and onefriend slapped the other one right across the face. The one who gotslapped was very hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "Today my closest friend slapped me?."
The two friends kept on walking until they found an oasis, wherethey decided to go into the water. The one, who had been slapped,got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend savedhim.After the friend recovered from near drowning, he carved outon a stone: " Today my closest 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 astone, 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 instone where no wind can ever erase it."

Author Unknown.

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