LIFE PHILOSOPHY IN PENCIL The seven qualities of a A young boy was watching his grandma scribbling in a book. He asked her what she was writing. His grandmother removed her spectacle and kept aside and holding and waving pencil said softly to her grandson: I am writing a story, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be remembering this pencil as you grow up.’ Intrigued, the boy looked at the pink eraser at one end of pencil and said, " It didn’t seem very special: it’s just like any other pencil I’ve seen!’ "That depends on how you look at things. It has seven qualities which, if you manage to adopt them, will make you a happy person who is always at peace with the world First quality: You must never forget that there is a hand guiding you. We call that 'hand of 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, it is much sharper. 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 right path. 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. 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 every action of yours. Sixth quality : It gets shorter and shorter with use.... so also life. Make the most while it lasts. Seventh quality: It writes till the very end. Same way you should be useful and productive".