Writing On The Sand

Writing on the sand

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, he 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 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.

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your blessings in stone.


  1. Beautiful shot. Subject….Lindissima.

    1. Author

      Hi Ginger, thank you for your comment. This was taken in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Have you been?

  2. Yes, I was there last March but I was only at an all inclusive and didn’t get to see much of the island. I was traveling with business partners and recovering from surgery so didn’t get to do much exploring unless you consider the people at Hard Rock Resort part of the “wildlife”. The water & sand was so beautiful and you captured it perfectly.

    1. Author

      Ha, ha! That’s very funny. I think sometimes the people at resorts can be considered “wildlife”. 🙂 Hopefully you’ll be back again and you’ll be able to enjoy more of it. Thank you very much for the compliments. I am very glad you enjoy the photograph. – Will

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