Two friends were walking through the desert. After some time had an argument and a friend slapped the other in the face. The only thing that did was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand. “Today my best friend hit me in the face”
They moved until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped, slipped, hit his head and fell unconscious in the water but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered 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 erase it.