Monthly Archives: October 2012
When I was a kid, my mom would prepare special breakfast every now and then. And I remember one night in particular, after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!
When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: Honey, I love burned biscuits.
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned.
He wrapped me in his arms and said, Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides – a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone! You know, life is full of imperfect things…..and imperfect people. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else.
What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults – and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He’s the only One who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker!
We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!
Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.
God Bless You….. Now, and always….
So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine!!!!
And SHARE this with someone who has enriched your life… I just did!
“Heaven gives you all the conditions you need for your evolution,
but, as they do not usually present themselves in the form you
were expecting, not only do you not see them, but you complain.
You wait for God to grant you happiness in the form of success or
glory, and when success and glory do not come you are unhappy.
Well, this shows that you are neither intelligent nor perceptive.
Study whatever happens to you, and ask yourself what the
invisible world expects of you when it confronts you with
difficulties and problems to solve. Reflect in future, and learn
to see all those things you consider obstacles or failures
differently. Then you will understand that there is always
something to discover.
Happiness is in a place where you are not yet able to see it. You
would like it to be like your idea of it, wouldn’t you? Well,
that is not possible. But do not be discouraged. You are not
alone; there are many beings in the invisible world thinking of
you and always teaching you and helping you.”
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov