The Story of the Pencil

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Hi everybody,

At the beginning, I initiate my words by saying thank you, owners, for leading the forum successfully. I also deliver my appreciation to every single member for their great participations. Actually, I found the forum one of the best ones at the field of English language learning and I feel proud and honor to join your team. So, am I welcomed in your house?

I do not want to leave you without giving you a bit of philosophy which might enhance your wisdom.

This is an article which was written by Paulo Coelho in his book Like the Flowing River and I found it very fascinating indeed. Let us travel among the Paulo's thoughts.

The Story of the Pencil

A boy was watching his grandmother writes a letter. At one point, he asked:

'Are you writing a story about what we've done? Is it a story about me?'

His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson: 'I'm writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.'

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn't seem very special.

'But it's just like any other pencil I've ever seen!'

'That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on to team, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.

'First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and he always guides us according to his will.

'Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he's much shaper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.

'Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.

'Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So, always pay attention to what is happening inside you.

'Finally, the pencil's fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. In just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action.'

Enjoy it. Emotion: wink
New Member37
Hi Mohanned,

I really like that story, thanks for sharing it with us.
New Member33
Anonymous:
THE STORY IZ AMAZING ....
IT TELLS US HOW CAN WE BE IN OUR LYF..
IT TELLS ONES BEING HOW TO BUILD UR SELF ESTEEM N RESPECT ..
IT INNOVATES N IDEA OF HOW V CAN IMPROVE OURSELF'S.......
I NJOYED READNG D STORY
HOPE ALL WHO READ N WHO WILL READ WILL ALSO NJOY D STORY ..
N D RESPONSE MUST B GR8...
I THNK THESE STORYS MST B MADE SO THAT OUR INDIA MST B AT A GR8 LEVEL..
A LEVEL WHICH NO1 HAS XPECTED..
THESE TYPES OF STORIES MUST B PUBLISHED AS ARTICLES OR AS A TOPIC RELATED TO OUR OWNS LYF....[Y]Emotion: winkEmotion: smileEmotion: starEmotion: clap
i do really appreciate your story.Thank for sparing that kind of thought.

wish you the best and hope u will post another story again.
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