A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point, he asked, "Are you writing a story about what we've done? Is it a story about me?"
His grandmother (1) __________
writing her letter and said to her (2) __________
"I am writing about you, actually, but more important (3) __________
the words is the pencil I'm using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up." Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil but it did not seem very (4) __________
. The boy scratched his head in bewilderment.
"That depends on how you look at things. It has five (5) __________
which, If you manage to hang on to them, will make you a person who is always at peace (6) __________
the world," the grandmother continued to explain.
"First quality: you are capable of .great things, but you must never forget
that there is a (7) __________
guiding your steps. We call that hand, God.
Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing (8) __________
use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, it is much (9) __________
.You, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows (10) __________
they will make you a better person.
Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any (11) __________
This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it (12) __________
to keep us on the road to justice.
Fourth quality: what (13) __________
matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the lead (14) ___________
. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.(15) ___________
the pencil's 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 your every action."