The story was told of two friends who were walking through the desert. At a point in their journey, they had a terrible argument and one friend slapped the other one on the face.
The one who was slapped felt 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 have a wash. The one who had been slapped got stuck in a mire and started drowning but his friend saved him. After he recovered from the shock, he wrote in stone”Today my best friend saved my life.”
The friend who slapped and saved his best friend asked: ”After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write in stone why?”
The friend replied, ”when someone hurt us we should write it down on 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.”
LIRWANU I. SHEEGAY