Pencils: Guide for a Better Life

It was one late afternoon, I really had nothing to do at that time so I decided to browse the net for a while. Blast the stereo for a couple of songs to set the mood while thinking what to do afterwards. I should do the laundry later on, I had no more decent clothes to wear. Bruno Mars is tearing his pipe for Grenade and I'm still sleepy from a late nap, hey what am I talking about, I should tell you about the pencils! Right, let get it on ;-)

I came across one site and I'm amazed on what someone can do with the pencils.

He carefully curved some of those and some of that then bang, he just sculptured a remarkable piece of art. Wish I could do the same! Well forget it, I better off writing stuff for them people who can do such things ;-) When you got bored doing nothing, just look for those crappy pencils and why not try to do the alphabet ;-)

Okay that's a bit rough, maybe we can try curving heads. I don't even know who might be a good model but what the heck, this guy is really good at this stuff! Maybe he can't do the eyes so he decided to force the guy to wear shades ;-)

A shoe maybe? Can we do that? Imagine how small the pencil is, and imagine the details to make it look like a shoe, he just lost the lace somewhere ;-) He don't bother himself looking!

Let's try the stool, no? Well I don't envy him, not at all.

A button? come on, it looks easy! If I have a pencil with a size of a badminton rocket, maybe I can try that ;-) What does this guy does for a living?

He even managed to make a saw out of it, maybe he's a carpenter, you know, someone who paint cars? No? Oh that's a crappy joke ;-)

I did told you he's in carpentry! We will expect then he'll do nails! Oh I can do nails, its easy! I think...

Oh he didn't make nails! Screw that!

A mailbox. Something that small he managed to make a mailbox out of it ;-)

Come on! On the tip of a pencil he made a hand holding a cup? Amazing isn't it ;-)

I don't know what this is but it looks good. Right?

Obviously that's a key! How he made it? I really have no idea ;-)

A good present for a girl? Will she be impressed? Maybe if I made it for her, what do you think?

That's what I'm talking about! I know she'll be impressed with this one ;-) She may even make it as a pendant haha!

Okay, maybe you think this is just easy and maybe you can convince yourself that you too can endure doing these. Well maybe this one will make you think again ;-) I bet he made this more than a month ;-)

Just for about everything, I think we should learn something out of anything! Before I finish this, I want you to read a simple lessons about these pencils that we can apply on our everyday lives.

1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.

2. You can always correct the mistakes you've made.

3. What is important is what is inside of you.

4. In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will only make you better.

5. To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

It makes sense right? there's really more than about pencils that we can reflect our lives and come to think of it, we can learn something from those crappy pencils.

Before I go, please care to read this parable.

We all need to be constantly sharpened.

This parable may encourage you to know that you are a special person,
with unique God-given talents and abilities.

Only you can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be
changed and, like the pencil,
always remember that the most important part of who you are,
is what's inside of you and then allow yourself to be guided by the hand of God.


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