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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Write your hurts in the sand

Two friends were walking through the desert and began to argue. One friend slapped the other in the face. Without a word, he bent down and wrote in the sand: Today my best friend slapped me in the face.

The two friends continued to walk and came upon an oasis. They decided to bathe and the friend who had been slapped got stuck in the sand and started to sink. The friend who had slapped him saved him.

After he recovered from the near death experience, he wrote on a stone: "Today my best friend saved my life."

His friend asked: "Why did you write that on a stone after I hurt you?"

The friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where the winds of forgiveness will erase it away."

But, if someone does something good, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your blessings in stone. It is said that it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and an entire life to forget them. Send this to the people you'll never forget. I just did.

Posted elsewhere and shared here with permission. Thank you Fredd! BiggFredd's Toy Stash


  1. profound...agree with every word..thanks for writing this...I also blog..I am going to follow you..If I'm not already...again thanks and keep writing...

  2. Wow again, as granny7x said and more...Very impressive blog and well written piece...Keep up the fabulous writing...

  3. I really really love the opening picture and poem= it actually says a lot to me on a personal level :) Following you now from the master list on Bonanza