Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Pencil Maker

The following is something a friend shared with me. I loved it and wanted to keep it and share with friends so here it is.

The Pencil Maker

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now change places with the pencil.

Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.


Jenny McB said...

This was very good, I hadn't seen it before. Great words to live by, thank you.

Barbara said...

Excellent story - I'm going to tell this one to my son so he can benefir from it too.

Susan said...

I LOVE THIS! It is such a true life lesson. Thank you for sharing it.

:-) Susan