InspirEmail No 271 - November 25th, 2013 - Erased by the winds of forgiveness!
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Erased by the winds of forgiveness!

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.  During some point in their 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 on the face got stuck in the mire and started to drown, but his 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 other friend replied . . . 'When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where the 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 should all learn to write our hurts in the sand and carve our benefits in stone.

Author Unknown

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Just five more minutes Dad

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. 'That's my son over there,' she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

'He's a fine looking boy,' the man said. 'That's my son on the swing in the blue sweater. 'Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son. 'What do you say we go, Todd?'

Todd pleaded, 'Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes.' The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart's content. Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. 'Time to go now?'

Again Todd pleaded, 'Five more minutes, Dad. Just five more minutes.' The man smiled and said, 'Okay.'

'My, you certainly are a patient father,' the woman responded.

The man smiled and then said, 'My older son Tommy was killed by a drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here. I never spent much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything for just five more minutes with him. I've vowed not to make the same mistake with Todd. He thinks he has five more minutes to swing.'

'The truth is, I get five more minutes to watch him play'

Author Unknown

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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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