A Story of a Pencil…………

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Once upon a time, a boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked, “Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? 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 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!”, he said. “That depends on how you look at things”, the grandmother replied.  She further said, “This pencil has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on 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 hand guiding your steps. We 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 a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, it’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will 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 honesty.

Fourth quality: What really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: It always leaves 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.

139 thoughts on “A Story of a Pencil…………

      1. Yes Kunal su khabar u know I made very good sales of my book. I published the book and got it printed from my son’s friend and badhu self publish kidhi books does not work with publishing house they take money and not bother whether our books get sold. I had made 100 copies now printing another 100. Thanks so much for all your help and support 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    1. You know Calum it is completely k even if you do not receive likes from many bloggers, commenting on the work done by bloggers they will appreciate your work too and that will take your blogging forward. I have completed almost four years in blogging and I can vouch that we are not happy with many likes but giving support and appreciation of each and every bloggers work. So it is completely k, keep on writing and you will definitely get likes as well as comments.

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  1. A great story, my dear friend Kamal 🙂
    It is also said that we should think twice before we release any word of our mouth – because words are like traces: they can make us happy, untouched and even sad, they leave a taste in us as an echo into our mouth…
    From heart to heart

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      1. Yes, my dear friend, such an understanding should enter our heart, then we should really treat us as brothers and sisters in Him.
        True love is needed everywhere, may it go around the globe.
        With warm greetings


  2. What a beautiful piece.What you have written isn’t something we don’t know.They are beautiful life advises often written and heard.But the way you have written is what makes it special.Lessons crafted into a beautiful story.Easy to understand and hard to forget.


  3. I told someone this once and I got throw in a mental institution, needless to say, the folks who orchestrated the situation are no longer a part of my life… Everything we do impacts the world therefore use caution. Caution has indeed saved my life a time or two.


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