It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Chapter 7, Page 22, Book 18



The Parable of the Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting into the box.  There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, Before I send you out into the world.  Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.

One:  You will be able to do 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 will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

Four:  The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

Five:  On the surface you are used on, you must leave your mark.  No matter the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you.  Always remember them and never forget and you will become the best person you can be.

One:  you will be able to do many great things, but only if you all our yourself to be held in God’s hand.  And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess

Two:  You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.

Three:  You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

Four:  the most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.

Five:  On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark.  No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.

By understanding and remember, let us proceed with our life on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart.

Author Unknown

 We are all human, embrace your imperfections


Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.

Robert H. Schuller

We are all human and make mistakes. We stumble, we fail, we get hurt, we rise again and we try again.  What matters is how we grow from our experiences. 

Its not the failures that define us so much as how we respond to them.  We need to forgive ourselves and forgive others and move on.  

If you make a mistake today, don’t fret.  Everyone else around you has made a bunch too.  We live and we learn and we grow.  


No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers.

Author Unknown


6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you all have a Happy Sunday !

NanaDiana said...

Yep- No one is perfect-there are parts of my life I wish I COULD erase---mistakes I have made that can't be corrected or undone. Happy, blessed Sunday to you! xo Diana

betty said...

Great lesson to be learned from the pencil. Life is full of mistakes since we are human, but learning from them helps us to grow and improve ourselves to hopefully make less mistakes in the future.

Betty

jack69 said...

As usual, there is a lot of wisdom here. But I liked best the graphic that said,'When you stumble, make it part of the dance!'
I heard a famous musician once when I was 13 years old who said, when yo umake a mistake make it part of the music.
That has always stuck with me.
From NC, Sherry & jack

TARYTERRE said...

our experiences define us. "Its not the failures that define us so much as how we respond to them. "

Rick Watson said...

Wow! I love this.