Another of those storys with a message

  1. Found this on another site, just thought I would share it.

    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, 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 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 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 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 BENEFITS IN STONE.

    They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
    appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.



    bob
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Someone emailed this story to me last week, Bob! It is beautiful! Very touching...very true! Thanks for sharing it! :kiss
  4. by   Jenny P
    I really liked it Bob. It is so true.

    When my Hubby's grandmother died, we were sorting through her stuff and boxes of pics, mail, etc. through the years. You know what letters she saved from her siblings? the ones where they #itched her out and called her names! I felt so bad to see that! It made me feel that she had never received any nice mail from them; but then Hubby's aunts told me that they would write back and forth every week! Can You imagine how many letters she had received from them through the years (she had 6 siblings) that may have told her how nice she was or how special? And all she saved were the angry or bad ones! I felt so bad about that. Angry and rude thing should only be written insand , if at all.
  5. by   jayna
    PASS ME THE TISSUE.
    I LIKE THE STORIY
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    WRITTEN IN STONE.....

    "Today my friend Bob gave me a boob smiley."

    Thanks BOB! Great story!

    Heather
  7. by   kristi915
    I think I was doing it backwards when I once had a best friend. I think everytime she did something nice for me I wrote it in the sand and forgot about it, and I think everytime she hurt me I wrote it in stone and it never left my mind. But I got hurt so much that no matter how many times I wrote the good things in a rock, the rock would be forgotten.

    Oh well, I guess that's just one of life's tough lessons that we have to learn the hard way.
  8. by   moonshadeau
    great story bob.

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