I have always been fascinated by the pencil; the ordinary pencil that we use every time when we need to scribble on paper. It is so ordinary that I do not really spare much thought about it till a client buys a few Graf Von Faber Castell Perfect Pencil to give them as gifts.
He shared the story with everyone on The Parable Of The Pencil, which enlightens me to the meanings of life through just a Pencil. Here it is:
The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.
“There are five 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.”
And Five : “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 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.
It is such an inspirational message to anyone who may not know how a pencil can be so uplifting.
Without a doubt, I will recommend a pencil; in particular, a Graf Von Faber Castell Perfect Pencil, to be given as a gift with such an inspirational message behind it.
Apart from being used as a pencil, the Graf Von Faber Castell Perfect Pencil has a extender which comes with a built in sharpener to allow a user to carry a pencil around and put it in a pocket. The material is made of cedar wood harvested responsibly in California USA.
Each pencil comes with an eraser which is protected by a blind cap. Replacements of eraser when it is used up can be purchased from Elephant & Coral.
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