Saturday, July 11, 2009


A touching story about friendship. So true, so true. A short excerpt about two friends and how one of them learns what true friendship is all about.

Two friends were walking through the desert. In a specific 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 anything to say, he 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 got slapped and hurt started drowning, and the other friend saved him. When he recovered from the fright, he wrote on a stone: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE".

The friend who saved and slapped his best friend, asked him, "Why, after I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now you write on a stone?"

The other friend, smiling, replied: "When a friend hurts us, we should write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness get in charge of erasing it away, and when something great happens, we should engrave it in the stone of the memory of the heart, where no wind can erase it"

Learn to write in the sand.


Walt said...

Very true and well said, but beware of Love Letters In The Sand!

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Walt,

What a pity! When I clicked on the link you gave, it said:

This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions.

Is it the Nat King Cole song? I vaguely remember a song like that.

Thanks for sharing...

Take care and have a lovely weekend.


Walt said...

How odd it works on my side of thw world, and not yours?

I was never a Pat Boon fan, but my mom was.

Try this one: Andy Williams - Love Letters In The Sand.

Or maybe this will work Love Letters In The Sand

It is getting hard to be funny.
Last chance, I wonder if other Youtube songs will work for you? I know You Can't Always Get What You Want.

Tiger said...

Hi MWS, it's also an old Arabian proverb, "write on sand about the bad things that happen, put in stone about the good events".

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Walt,

Thanks so much for the links. I remember now - I used to listen to the Pat Boone version...


masterwordsmith said...

Hi Tiger,

Wow - you are very well read! Thanks for sharing the Arabian proverb.

Take care and have a lovely weekend.