The Pencil

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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 replacing the place of the pencil with you, always remember them
and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow
yourself to be.
At the same time, allow other human beings to access you for
the many gifts you possess.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by
going through various problems in life, but you'll need it to become a
stronger person.

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

Four: The most important part of you will always be what's on the
inside.

And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your
mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your
duties.

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that
you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to
which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get
discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot
make a change.

You are unique and can make a difference.
Believe in yourself!

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2 responses to “The Pencil”

  1. AAJ says:

    Jim, this is really nice. As an artist whose main tool is pencil, I see it not as an ordinary tool again but as an inspirational material. Will pass it forward. Thank you a lot.

    • Jim says:

      Hi, it’s great that this helps you see it differently and inspires you.
      Yes, you are welcomed to pass it on. 🙂
      Live your Best life!

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