WISDOM STORY | THE PENCIL PARABLE
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.
TO TAKE IT FURTHER
Put yourself in the place of the pencil. Remember a few basic things and watch yourself becoming the best person you can be.
One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held to a higher standard.  And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time.  Life will throw curve balls at you. You will be challenged and face adversity but with each challenge comes strengthening and growth. 
Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make along the way.
Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.
Five: Every day and in every situation, you must leave your gentle and elegant mark.

WISDOM STORY | THE PENCIL PARABLE

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.

TO TAKE IT FURTHER

Put yourself in the place of the pencil. Remember a few basic things and watch yourself becoming the best person you can be.

  • One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held to a higher standard.  And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.
  • Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time.  Life will throw curve balls at you. You will be challenged and face adversity but with each challenge comes strengthening and growth. 
  • Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make along the way.
  • Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.
  • Five: Every day and in every situation, you must leave your gentle and elegant mark.