Make Ur Heart Strong


Sand and Stone

A story tells that 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 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."


with wrong and bad happenings in life the heart goes weak but when u see good i know its very very very very hard ,but seeing good makes u realive and strong......
trij trij
2 Responses Jul 18, 2010

same problem is with me though too ,as i experienced bad things in life and i blamed others for my mistake i did but i know my faults know i wish god and my workout to be good can change my pessimistic and bad nature wish me luck

What a lovely inspirational story. Unfortunately most of us get defensive if someone hurts us and the hurt gets carved in stone. Really in the ideal world we should all write it in the sand but for some reason we harbour grudges and get the stinks up about people and even tho we cant forget it we should forgive it so we can move on with our lives. Im still trying to learn this lesson and yes I do struggle sometimes to be nice to people who have wronged me. Its so true hey - Thankyou :)