Five ways that life is like a Pencil

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A pencil maker told the pencils 5 important lessons.

  1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.
  2. But you can always correct the mistakes you make.
  3. What is important is what is inside you.
  4. In life you will undergo painful sharpening which will make you a better pencil.
  5. To be the best pencil you can be you must allow yourself to be held and guided by a hand that holds you.

Steve D.

A Giant Leap for Mankind …

Neil Armstrong in LEM, July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

Neil Armstrong in LEM, July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

Flags have been at half-mast with the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong this week, which brought back fond memories of the summer of 1969. Looking back, I recall the enormity of the achievement as it marked the victorious end of Kennedy’s space challenge in which he vowed to “put a man on the moon by the end of the decade”. The awesomeness of the feat has faded considerably over the decades since.

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