The Pencil Maker took a pencil aside, just before putting it into the box. “There are five things you need to know,” he told the pencil.
“1) You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.
2) You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.
3) You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.
4) The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.
5) 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 determination in its heart.
Take a time-out to think: Put yourself in the place of this pencil :).
Allow this story of the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfil the purpose to which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.