This lovely story was passed on to me by a dear friend.
Please pass this on to all your prisoners and victims of crime and injustice.
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 7:39 PM
Subject: Writing in the Sand
WRITING IN THE SAND
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 on 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 ON THE FACE,"
They kept on walking, until they found an oasis,
where they decided to take a bath.
The one who got slapped and hurt started drowning, and
the other friend saved him. When he recovered from
the fright, he wrote on a stone:
"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE".
The friend who saved and slapped his best friend,
asked him, "Why,
after I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you
write on a stone?"
The other friend, smiling, replied:
"When a friend hurts us, we should write it
down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness get
in charge of erasing it away, and when something great
happens, we should engrave it in the stone
of the memory of the heart, where no wind can
to write in the sand.