Sometimes people do things that are really painful, things that make us wonder and think about all the horrible things we’d love to do to them. We sometimes go to extremes to try and cause pain to people without realising that at times we hurt ourselves more…
The story is about two friends, one of which contained wisdom and understanding.
The story tells us that two friends were walking through the dessert. At a specific point of the journey they had an arguement and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand:
TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE
They continued walking until the found an oasis (fertil spot of water in the desert), where they had to take a bath. The friend that got slapped started drowning and his 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: “why, after I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you have written on a stone?”
His friend, smiling, replied: “When a friend hurts us, we should write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness take charge of erasing it. And when something great happens, we should engrave it in the stone of the hearts memory, where no wind can erase it.”
So my friends, let us take learn to forgive and forget… let us learn to write in the sand.