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Sand and Stone

Sand and Stone
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They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to bathe. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started...

Once two friends were walking through the sand of a 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. Not a single word did he say. 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 bathe. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered him from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone by carving: "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 wrote 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 on stone where no wind can ever erase it." We must learn to write our hurts in the sand, and to carve our benefits on stone.

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