Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert. During the journey, they had an argument, and the taller boy slapped the shorter one in the face. The shorter boy was hurt. But without saying anything, he wrote in the sand, “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They kept on walking till they found a pond. And they decided to take a bath there. But the shorter boy got stuck in the mud and started to sink. He cried, “Help! Help!” Luckily, he was pulled to safety by his friend. After that, he carved on a stone, “Today my best friend saved my life.”

The taller boy asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote it in the sand, but now you carve it on the stone. Why?”

The shorter boy replied, “When someone hurts you, you should write it in the sand from which the wind can erase it easily. However, when someone does something good for you, you should carve it on a stone from which the wind can never erase it.”