Every once in awhile something unique happens by and catches my attention which causes me to slow down for a moment and take notice of it. The following artistry is just such a thing. An old navy buddy of mine sent me an email the other day that contained some pictures of the remarkable work done by this particular artist named Dalton Ghetti. His patience and steady hands must truly be remarkable.
Further, using Mr. Ghetti’s beautiful work as inspiration, there is indeed a parable here from which we can all learn.
A wise pencil maker told a brand new shiny pencil before he placed it in the box alongside other shiny new pencils that there were five very important lessons that it should consider and follow in order to have a fulfilling life.
The first lesson was that everything you do in life will always leave a mark.
The second lesson was that you can go back and correct the mistakes you make.
The next lesson was that what is truly important is what is inside of you.
Continuing on, the fourth lesson was that in life you will undergo many painful sharpenings, which will only serve to make you better.
The final and perhaps the most important lesson was this: To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.
May the sharpenings in your life only make you better for having endured them. May you be aware and grateful of the wonderful innate things that make you special, and may you be open to always being guided by the hand of God as He uses you in your life to create a masterpiece.