Someone I barely knew popped up to say “Happy Friendship Week”. I was quite touched. Then I remembered the saying “There are no strangers. Only friends we don’t know – yet” or something to that effect. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Friendship Week, then – and here’s a lovely and inspiring short “story” that will touch your heart.
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. In a specific 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 anything to say, he 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 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.”
Learn to write in the sand, when you have differences and hurt feelings with your friend. Learn to write in stone when your friend has done some thing really good to you.
We only have one life to live – and this is a good policy to adopt.