A boy is watching his grandma write a letter. At that point, he asked,
"Are you writing a story about me?"
His grandma stopped writting and said to his grandson,
"I am writting about you, actually, but more important than the words,
is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up."
Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn't seem very special.
"But it's just like any other pencil 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're capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. You call that hand GOD, and He always guides us according to His will.
Second quality :
Now and then, I have to stop writing and use sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pain and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
Third quality :
The pencil always allow 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 in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what happening inside you.
Finally, the pencil's Fifth quality :
It always leave a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action."
Paulo Coelho - Like the flowing River
I am a pencil. Thank God for sharpening me right now. And I hope I could leave a good mark on my steps behind me.