A man who makes pencils, took one by itself and spoke to him. “Before sending you into the world, I want you to remember 5 things. Remember them all and never forget them, and you will realize after a while that you can be the best pencil you can ever be.
First: You can do great things, only if you let yourself be handled by someone else.
Second: From time to time, they will sharpen you, and this will cause you some pain, but you need this, to become a better pencil.
Third: You will be able to correct any mistakes you make.
Fourth: Remember that the most important thing you own is what’s inside of you.
Fifth: Whenever you are used, make sure you leave your mark. Whatever the case of circumstances you end up in, remember to do what you are supposed to do: to write.
The pencil nodded agreement and went into the drawer to sleep, knowing that he has a purpose in life.
Now remember these things as you apply them to yourself. First, you can do great things in life, only if you allow God into your life. Let others use your talents, and do not remain locked up in a drawer or box. Secondly, you need from time to time to sharpen yourself, as you will encounter problems in your life, but this will eventually make you a better person. Thirdly, you will be able to correct any mistakes you make. Fourthly, remember that the most important thing in your life is what’s inside of you. And lastly, leave your mark, wherever you go, wherever you are. Remember that you are special and only you can make out of life what you were created to accomplish. And it always helps if you add a little color to your life.