Friday, May 18

Carved in Stone

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
MUD    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.
 

11 comments:

mutualaide said...

Oh, just beautiful Gem.  

coelha said...

Wow..  That is a good lesson to remember!  Have a great weekend!  Julie :)  

luvmort said...

Or, just pick up the rock and hit the one who slapped you!  LOL!
Actually, this was very nice and something to remember.  

nhd106 said...

Nice sentiments....though sometimes I can agree with Mort!

Nancy

jckfrstross said...

very nice:)

Deb

iscribble4u said...

It is easier said than done.......but it is wise to view things this way. Better to be slapped in the face, than to drown in the mud...And it's better to see the good that people do unto us than the bad, that's for sure.

((hugs))
Tom

princesssaurora said...

Very nice... I have read this before...

Been away and I am trying to catch up...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

luddie343 said...

Thank you Gem, I always enjoyed this tale of wisdom.  Yet I think it only fair to remember that water carved out the rock of the Grand Canyon.  Water can erode stone, so I'd think perhaps stone it is as changeable and malleable as sand.  Whether that means a darn thing I've no idea, but thanks for the post! xoxo CATHY

jayveerhapsody said...

This is wonderful and well worth remembering - thanks for sharing it!     Jon

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