Thursday, October 18, 2012

31 Days of Awesome Relationships : : Day 18 : : Fetching the Chisels

'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 he 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 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.'

Write your hurts in the sand.  Carve your benefits in stone.'
- Author Unknown

Go fetch the chisels, my friend.  There are many things worth memorializing ... a valued relationship is certainly one of them. 

And maybe it's time to release those hurts you've stacked up like firewood.  They've been taking up too much valuable real estate in your heart, haven't they ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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* forgiveness photo by miss.sinbad
chisels photo by Yellow Farmhouse Photography

2 comments:

  1. Oh that is so beautiful! I have not heard that before. Just love that message!

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  2. How kind of you to take the time to leave this sweet trio of comments, Jennifer! Welcome to Creekside!

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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