Sand and Stone

I found this beautiful writing somewhere. . .years ago and I don’t know who wrote it.  If you know the author or are the author, please let me know so I can give proper credit. . . In my opinion this is a wonderful “story” that gives a good moral, one that I know I need.

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, he 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 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 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 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


(Author Unknown)

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