Spreading Good News (Part 197 – Sand and Stone)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or MOTIVATED and/or INFORMED and/or AWE-STRUCK and to take a break from all the negative news!!

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TODAY’S QUOTE

IF YOU WERE ON YOUR DEATHBED, WHAT WOULD YOU WISH YOU HAD/HAD NOT DONE?  DO IT OR STOP IT NOW.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

This is one of those favorite pieces of mine that I’ve had stored away for years.  I dusted it off and am posting it here for you to savor.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

SAND AND STONE

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 we love hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away.  But, when someone we love 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 blessings in stone.

 

~ Unknown

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~ Joyce Fields

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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