Parable of the pencil

 

The Pencil Maker took the pencil 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.”

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 betterpencil.”

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.

One: “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.”

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

Three: “You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

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

And Five: “On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.”

Allow this parable on the pencil to encourage you to know that you are a special person and only you can fulfill the purpose to which you were born to accomplish.

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change. 

From: www.kidsworldfun.com.

 

 

KIDS AND HEALTH

Fire safety tips

 

Steer clear of fires and follow these safety tips:

Never use a stove, fireplace, or candle without a grownup there to help you. And be careful around hot spots like these because if you get too close, your clothes can catch on fire.

Lamps, heaters, and radiators get hot when they're turned on, so don't touch them. Also never put clothes or blankets on top of one, even as part of a game.

Don't play with light switches, electrical cords, or outlets. Check with an adult to be sure you don't have too many things plugged into the same extension cord or power strip.

For many thousands of years, fire has cooked food, warmed people, and, unfortunately, destroyed stuff and hurt people. It's always been interesting to look at, too.

 

So the next time you gaze into a roaring fireplace, remember that many generations of people have enjoyed that very same sight. Just enjoy it safely and you won't get burned! From www.kidshealth.org.

 

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know the average lifespan of a major league baseball is seven pitches?

Did you know the world's first magnetic soap could be used to help clean up oil spills?

Did you know the farthest point from the centre of the Earth is on the top of Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador at 20,561 feet?

Did you know that at the equator the Earth is spinning at almost 1,000 miles per hour?

Did you know that three continents – Africa, South America, and Antarctica – have never hosted an Olympics? Culled fromnews.discovery.com

 

RIDDLES

1. What is as little as a fist but has all the knowledge you have?

2. I am a building with number stories, who am I?

3. It comes one time in a minute, two times in a moment, but never comes in a thousand years,     what is it?

4. What comes down but never goes up?

5. How can the pocket of your trouser be empty and still have something in it?

 

Answers 

  1. Your brain 2. A library 3. Letter ‘M’ 4. Rain 5. It can have a hole in it 

QUIZ

The area in an aircraft where the pilot and crew members sit is called what?

 Another name for your voice box is the?

The two holes in your nose are called?

The flow of blood through your heart and around your body is called?

The bones that make up your spine are called what?

 

Answers 

1. Cockpit 2. Larynx 3. Nostrils 4. Circulation 5. Vertebrae

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