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<a href=http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977137144"> Count your blessings - A Short Story</a>
(Once I had some misunderstanding with my friend .That time she sent me this piece and that influenced me a lotÂ .I was truly engrossed in those lines and found it so true .I don't know who has written butÂ it was an important mail till date.
A story tells that 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 the friend 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 other 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.
I strongly feel that before we think of pointing the finger or condemning others ,we should remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one maker. Before talking about the distance we drive, we should think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet. Before we argue about our dirty house;Â someone didn't clean or sweep we must think of the people who are living in the streets. Before we complain aboutÂ our children, we should think of someone who desires children but they're barren. Before we complain about our husband or wife we should think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion. Before we complain about the taste of our food we should at least think of someone who has nothing to eat and last but not the least before we think of saying an unkind word think of someone who can't speak. When depressing thoughts seem to get you down we should put a smile on our faces and thank God that we're alive and still around.
Life is a gift
ÂSometimes few articles are like a milestone..Thanks Reena
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