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The sand and the stone..

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posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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I did not write this but to me the following story holds much truth. It has always been very hard for me to turn the other cheek... hahahah finding it easier the older and more ancient I get.
>
> SAND and 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
> 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.
>
> THEY SAY IT TAKES A
> MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL
> PERSON, AN HOUR TO
> APPRECIATE THEM, A DAY
> TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN
> AN ENTIRE LIFE
> TO FORGET THEM.




posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:01 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky

> THEY SAY IT TAKES A
> MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL
> PERSON, AN HOUR TO
> APPRECIATE THEM, A DAY
> TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN
> AN ENTIRE LIFE
> TO FORGET THEM.


Naw, you just delete them from your phone contacts and FB. You're forgotten quicker 'n your goldfish forgets ya.

Serious: it's inspiring and makes me wish I had met better friends in life--there's still time! I got slapped way too many times, and never appreciated for pulling people out of the muck. Good friends are a rare treasure.




edit on 10-7-2014 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 10 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky
First time I ever saw this story. It is a good one to remember.
Thanks for posting it!



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