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The Parable of the Pencil

The Parable of the Pencil
Author Unknown

In the beginning, the Pencil Maker spoke to the pencil saying, "There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world.  Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"FIRST - You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand."

"SECOND - You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but this is required if you are to become a better pencil."

"THIRD - You have the ability to correct any mistakes you might make."

"FOURTH - The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"FIFTH - No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.  You must always leave a clear, legible mark no matter how difficult the situation."

The pencil understood, promising to remember, and went into the box fully understanding its Maker's purpose.

Everyone is like a pencil ... Created by the Maker for a special purpose.

(Write your own destiny!)

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1 comment:

  1. This is truly amazing. I've heard this parable once before, but I love this version because its short, sweet, meaningful, and to the point. :)


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