Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Story of the Pencil

Another article from the same book introduced in the previous post, and this one is my favourite. Enjoy.

A grandma told her grandson to be like a pencil when he grows up. What's so special about being like a pencil?
5 qualities of a pencil:

1. You are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.

2. Now and then, the writer has to stop writing and use a sharperner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much sharper. So we must learn to bear certain pains and sorrow, because they will make you a better person.

3.The pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.

4.What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

5. It always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark; so try to be concious of that in every action.


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