Lessons from Mister Pencil

When I do my writing , I do a rough draft on paper. Given to my love for technology and my patience with the typewriter; I Never use them! I usually write with a Pencil ; solely because I can erase it and rewrite; and if the tip ever gets blunt I can sharpen it to my liking. Over and over again.

The other day when I sharpened my Pencil, I realized how similar it is to each one of us.

1. Every now and then, we got to stop writing and sharpen our point to make it better. The pencil does lose on its wood but its sharper than before. And so do we, when problems surround us , we do suffer but come out, much more wiser and stronger than before.

2. It doesn’t matter how good a Pencil is, what matters in whose hand it is. We are pencils here. You and I. What we should not be forgetting that God guides us along a path and we are here to walk on to that path. We may forget our purpose, but lets not forget there is a hand up there that is watching over us. We are all here, albeit for a short time. We may conquer the world but we shall always get as per his will!

3. The exterior barely matters. No matter what print or how fancy looking the pencil is, what matters is the Lead inside. An artist would know when sketching, which point does he need to use. A blunt point, a darker lead shade, a fine lead and so on. By now you must have got my point! What is inside you is what matters. Each one of us is unique and good enough to make an impression in its own way.

4. The eraser was invented for a reason. It allows us to rub out any mistake that we may make. So basically, making mistakes is not a bad thing. What is important is to amend them and do the right thing.

Now on when I write, I realize,  its not my words that are important, its the Pencil that I am using!


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