TWO FRIENDS

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. BK3027955

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' 

LEARN TO WRITE 
YOUR HURTS IN 
THE SAND AND TO 
CARVE YOUR 
BENEFITS IN STONE. 

THEY SAY IT TAKES A
 
MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL 
PERSON,
    

AN HOUR TO
  
APPRECIATE THEM,
        

A DAY
  
TO LOVE THEM,
  

BUT THEN
  ,  

AN ENTIRE LIFE 
TO FORGET THEM.
 

Comments (9)

Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Nicholas, cute story and a good thing to live by.

Jul 30, 2010 10:42 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Nick,

Good story. Reminds me of the stones in the Old Testament that were frequently used to commemorate important events.

Jul 30, 2010 11:20 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Nice, I will be sharing the story with my two young boys.

Jul 30, 2010 12:48 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Never heard that before.  Very nice story about true friendship.

Jul 30, 2010 05:59 PM
Lois Davies
Century 21 Birchwood Realty, Inc. - Cape Coral, FL
Cape Coral & SW Florida

Lovely sentiment Nick. I'll remember it

Jul 31, 2010 01:21 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Nick - not what I expected. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Jul 31, 2010 03:12 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Nick - PS, this should not be a members only post. There are a few other groups it should go in also.

Jul 31, 2010 03:13 AM
Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Nick, well said! Friends do matter.

Jul 31, 2010 02:09 PM
Anonymous
Marcus

That is a delightful little story, I'm going to be passing that on to friends and family. Thanks for that Nick.

Aug 02, 2010 04:51 PM
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