LESSONS LEARNED FROM A PENCIL
The pencil maker took the pencil aside, just before putting it into the box. There are five things you need to know before I send you out into the world, he said. Always remember these five things, and you'll be a great pencil.
One: You are capable of many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand
Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil
Three: You have the ability to correct the mistakes you make
Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside
And Five: On every surface where you are used, regardless of its condition, you must leave your mark.
The pencil understood and promised to remember.
Mondays are often days that we need a little reminder like this. Some have jobs to go to others have no place to go and wish they did. Mostly I'm very content not to have to go anywhere anymore. Where I do go is my choice. But even at home I want to say that what I do is the best I can do.
Monday resolution: Forgive yourself for something you've done that you are regretting and having trouble letting go of.
Have a MERRY Monday everyone!
'On Ya' -ma