When someone does something to harm you, write your hurts in the
sand. A parable for today.

Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the
journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other 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


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