Sand and Stone
Ikhwan and Arif were talking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument and Ikhwan siapped Arif in the face. Arif was hurt, but he said nothing and wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE. "
they kept on walking and finally found an oasis. They decided to take a bath. Suddenly, Arif slipped on moss, hit his head and started drowning, but Ikhwan saved him. After Arif gained his consciousness, he carved on a stone "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE. "
Ikhwan asked Arif, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you carved it on a stone, why? "
Arif replied, "when someone hurt us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness would blow it away and when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.
What can you learn from the text above?
Forgive people and remember one's kindness
Learn to carve your benefit in stone
Learn to write your hurt in the sand
Do everything well for everyone
Mahasiswa/Alumni Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
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