Best Friend (Story with a moral)

United States
December 11, 2006 9:56am CST
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" .
3 responses
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
13 Dec 06
That's beautiful, I like it.
• United States
13 Dec 06
goooood
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
11 Dec 06
I'm not a forgiving person actually. I seem to find this moral not included in my list.
• United States
13 Dec 06
never mind
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Wow, what a great story!!
• United States
13 Dec 06
yep