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The Sand And The Stone
Two friends were walking through the desert.
During the journey - they started to have an argument - which resulted in one friend slapping the other.
The friend who got slapped - was hurt.
But without saying anything - he wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME."
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 his friend jumped in and saved him.
After the friend 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."
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Cole
    That's a nice sentiment, it's a shame so many people today are more concerned with getting even than moving on.
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  • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
    This is a great story and I appreciate you posting it.

    I have some facets of my personal life that I can use this in immediately. thanks!
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    Nice story!
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    • Profile picture of the author laurie390
      Great story and such a true sentiment. Thanks for sharing:-)
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      • Profile picture of the author IrisEyes
        great thought to ponder! carry on cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author j0s3
        That's a really cool story


        Nice one Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author 1stscotth
    Wow what a great story, how many times dose a person do that if the other person keeps slapping them?
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      how many times dose a person do that if the other person keeps slapping them?
      The answer is different for every person and every situation.

      To forgive someone does not require that you also continue to keep their company. Sometimes the kindest thing you can do for a person who is hurtful or hateful is to forgive them and leave them in peace.

      If you must take action in defense of yourself or others, keep in mind the words often quoted by Father Anthony De Mello: "Plunge into the heat of battle and keep your heart at the lotus feet of the Lord."


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      • Profile picture of the author 1stscotth
        I Like That. Jesus said in Matthew 18:22 That we should forgive seventy times seven.
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      • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        keep in mind the words often quoted by Father Anthony De Mello: "Plunge into the heat of battle and keep your heart at the lotus feet of the Lord."

        Paul

        I like that one, Paul.

        Many interpretations and rich symbolism.

        Thanks,


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    • Profile picture of the author octavyo
      A great story that makes me understand the importance of forgiven. Thanks for sharing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amrutg
    What a great story and great thought. Really we need to be aware of foregiveness and also of the thanks for someone' help. It is the crux of the matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author happyme
    It's a really old story that I used to listen by my grandma. These are epic life changing stories, thankyou for sharing it here and refreshing my memories
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  • Profile picture of the author moiziswaiting
    nice story
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    Its really good and impressive story .Thanks for this great sharing
    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Amrutg
    What a great thought. we should always remember and practice in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author tk226
    thanks for sharing your thought for the day which is to exercise the quality of forgiveness in form of an inspiring story. I regard 'forgiveness' as a big subject where lot of things needed to be put to analysis before a wrongdoer is set free. Anyway, for relationship matters and people whom we trust this is a good story to remind ourselves that by acting kindly we may endure the pain of any relationships.
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