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 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 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.”
Moral: Do not value the things you have in your life. But value who you have in your life.
Eric and Stephano two talented chefs and friends .... Both now running there own business and enjoying great success , we have been living close and very distant , but the friendship as always been strong.Our common passion for great food and hospitality is a key to our great bonding ! Now all of us in our mid fourties, we enjoy sharing moments together ...
By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com