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Nugget # 43 Life lessons from a Pencil

Hi friends, this week I’d like to share some life lessons from a parable of the pencil.

A Pencil Maker took a pencil he made aside, just before putting him 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.”

1) “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.”

2) “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.”

3)”You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

4) “The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.”

5) “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 let us replace the pencil with ourselves and apply the above life lessons to our lives.

One: We will be able to do many great things, but only if we allow ourselves to be held in God’s hand and allow other human beings to access us for the many gifts we possess.

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

Three: We will be able to correct any mistakes we might make.

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

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

– (Author Unknown but greatly appreciated.)

 

Nugget of Life:  “No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”- Barbara De Angelis

Have a special week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 42 Life is like hair-styling!

Hi friends,

This week I’d like to share with you the story of an old woman whose attitude made all the difference!

There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.” So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. “Hmmm..,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair down the middle today.” So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. “Well,” she said, “Today I’m going to wear my hair in a pony tail.” So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn’t a single hair on her head. “YAY!” she exclaimed. “I don’t have to fix my hair today!”

-Author Unknown but greatly appreciated

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”- Charles R Swindoll

 

Nugget of Life : Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ Art Linkletter

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Sparky laurie

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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Nugget # 41 Life lessons from the commonplace

Hi friends,

Hope you’re doing fine.If we look around us, we can find life lessons in the most commonplace things around us. All of us are quite familiar with things in our room such as the roof, the fan,the clock,mirror…etc but do we pause and wonder whether there is a lesson to learn from them? I just came across this amazing picture from which we can learn the 7 most vital secrets to success in any area of life. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

Nugget of Life : Often the most valuable & precious pearls are found in the most ugly and commonplace oysters on the seashore!

 

 

Have a wonderful week!

Cheers,

Sparky Laurie

 

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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in NUGGETS OF LIFE, Uncategorized

 

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