Wednesday, August 10, 2011


SAND AND  STONE 
A good friend, Mickey,  sent this to me today so I thought I'd pass it along in case you haven't seen it yet.
Mickey and me in Sedona, AZ
 

 
TWO  FRIENDS WERE WALKING 
THROUGH  THE DESERT 
. 
DURING  SOME 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
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 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 STONE.

Be  kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
 
 Thanks, Mickey
Pat

8 comments:

Sush said...

I LOVE THIS.

Hugs~

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Every word is so true.

I love it too.

Thanks for reminding me of it Pat.

Have a good day.


Fiona

Lucy said...

I'm going up to Sedona as soon as this weather cools off. Maybe two months. :(

Bouncin' Barb said...

This was great. Especially the "be kinder to everyone you meet..." That is so true.

frayedattheedge said...

What wise words - I must remember them, as I have a tendency to harbour grudges!!

Thisisme. said...

Absolutely beautiful story. I also firmly believe in that quote about being kind to everyone you meet. It is very true. No-one knows what the other person might be going through.

Chatty Crone said...

I loved this story. So true - we are all struggling with something although others may never know!

JQ said...

So is a blog made of stone or sand?