Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Learn to write in the sand

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.

In a specific 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 anything to say, 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 got slapped and hurt started drowning, and the other friend saved him. When he recovered from the fright, he wrote on a stone: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE".

The friend who saved and slapped his best friend, asked him,
"Why, after I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you write on a stone?"

The other friend, smiling, replied: "When a friend hurts us, we should write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness get in charge of erasing it away, and when something great happens, we should engrave it in the stone of the memory of the heart, where no wind can erase it"

Learn to write in the sand.

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  1. What if the sand turns into permafrost and no wind is going to blow the writing away? ...argh..I'm talking rubbish!

  2. Anonymous11:44 PM

    I must have heard this or read this very recently...
    It's just so true that we should forgive and forget the bad but remember the good
    How many can do it... It's just so hard to do so... all the haunting memories...

  3. Yes. we must learn to be able to forgive ... sometimes.

  4. Joe, haha! then agony is engraved for posterity.

    Z, I was told that everything is neutral, neither good nor bad. It is the feeling that you put into it that gives it weightage. Does it make sense? hmm..

    FH2o, sometimes?

  5. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Very true... but we always perceive bad when we do not receive it the way we want it...
    We are just selfish when it come to ourselves...
    no like then it hurts
    Like then it's bliss
    Typical me...

  6. Z, tell me about it. haha!! You are normal.