A friend posted this on his Facebook page, and I thought it was worth sharing with you all.
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, 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 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."
LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.
Today is not a work day, so I'm working on my quilt. I've got all 42 star blocks finished and am now squaring them up. After I've finished that, I hope to start sub-cutting the strips to make the logs and start sewing together the log-cabin blocks. Squaring up is slow, exacting work, so I don't know how much I'll get done today ... but it's nice to have a whole day to work on this quilt.
I haven't done any quilting on the doll quilt, so I'm going to try to get to that this evening (I like to sit in my recliner in the great room with DH and do handwork in the evenings).
I took a cooking class (non-participatory) last night at a local grocery store ... went with my friend/neighbor next door and another neighbor. The food was delicious (but most of it was definitely NOT low calorie!). It was pretty pricey; I'm still waiting for the day where DD & I can taking classes at the Viking Cooking School over in St. Louis; the price for their classes aren't that much more than the one here locally, but it sounds like the lessons would be far more useful. And while I enjoy my time with my friends, nothing beats spending time with DD. ;-)
We have snow flurries in the forecast ... haven't seen any yet ... soon, I hope.