something to share...Posted by Suzanne D. on 10/01/03 at 17:23 (131874)
I received this in an e-mail today and wanted to share it with everyone:
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.
My best to everyone,
Re: something to share...Dorothy on 10/02/03 at 02:13 (131914)
Lovely idea. Hard to do. Worth trying! I'll be first in the 'trying line.'
Re: something to share...nancy s. on 10/02/03 at 18:46 (131998)
i like this, suzanne. my way of practicing it used to be to write the junk down on paper but not send it. being a packrat, though, i'd end up reading it again myself 6 months or a year or three years later and getting all riled again. now after i've spilled it out on paper, i use a paper shredder right away (my hands).
thanks for this.
Re: something to share...marie on 10/04/03 at 10:24 (132163)
Smile on Suzanne! Thanks!