Sand and Stone

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Andy, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    I received this at work on e-mail:

    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 tak 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 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.

    Here's to enough sand and stone to make it through the day!
  2. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Very thought provocing, Andy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, Andy.
    Great philosophy. And easier said than done.
    I'm still smarting from some problems I had with-my best fried last yr. We're back to being very good friends, but she not only engraves hurts in stones, she engraves them in boulders and then whales them at you.
    I tend to write things in stones, too, but I keep it inside and then shy away from the person because I'm afraid of more hurts.

    Writing in sand takes lots of practice.
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    That's a good one to remember :D Maybe that's why kids never remember what we say...they're always playing in the sandbox...