A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter , at one point he asked: ‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done or is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson: ‘I am writing about you actually, but more important than the words is the pencil am using. I hope you’ll be like this pencil when you grow up’.
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil . It did not seem very special.
‘But its just like any other pencil that I’ve ever seen!’
That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which , if you manage to hang on to them , will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.
First quality: You are capable of great things,but you must never forget that there is a GOD who always guides us according to His will.
Second quality: Now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little but afterwards , he’s much sharper. So you too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they’ll make you a better person.
Third quality: 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.
Fourth quality: What really matters for the pencil is not its wooden exterior but its graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.
Finally, the pencils fifth quality: It always leave a mark. In just the same way, you should know that every thing you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.