The Best Friends


Two friends were walking through the desert.

At some point during their journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other in the face.

The friend who was slapped felt hurt but without saying anything, wrote in the sand,

“Today, my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They continued walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath.


The friend who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and began to drown, but his friend saved him.

After recovering from nearly drowning, he wrote on a stone,

“Today, my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and then 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 in the sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase it.


But when someone does something good for us, we should engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Moral of the story:

Don’t just value the things you have in your life; value the people who are in your life.


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