Carve your blessings in stone

Carve Your Blessing In Stone

Every weekend Sara and Jane would play on the beach in front of their house.  They would laugh joke and have lots of fun.

One Sunday Sara’s cousin had come to visit and he joined them on the beach.  Sara spent a lot of time talking to her cousin and Jane felt ignored.  This made Jane feel very sad.  Jane played by herself but to express how she felt she wrote on the sand, “today my best friend ignored me and this has made me very sad”.  Suddenly a heavy wave came and dragged Jane into the sea – Sara heard Jane scream and both Sara and her cousin ran into the sea to save Jane.  They pulled her out.  After Jane caught her breath she thanked them both for saving her and then she started writing on a big rock, “Today my best friend saved my life for which I will be grateful forever.”

Sara said to Jane, earlier I saw you writing on the sand that I had upset you, now why are you writing this on a rock, why not in the sand?  Jane told Sara, “my mother has always told me that 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.”

We must all remember that in this life people will hurt us, intentionally or unintentionally but we need to learn to forgive ourselves and them – this is our most difficult lesson but it is also the most liberating as well.  Learn to write your hurts in the sand and carve your blessings in stone.

Comments
4 Responses to “Carve your blessings in stone”
  1. Naveen Gupta says:

    Very Nice thought!! & its also important to let the winds of forgiveness erase it from the sands!!!

  2. Mani Mohan says:

    Lovely & very thoughtful piece.

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