Friday, June 10, 2011

Burned Biscuits

Good morning everyone! Yesterday was a little bit of slumpy day for me, no reason... just overwhelmed with a lot of things and thoughts.  But thanks to a few good friends, I found my way out of it.  It's really nice to know that in the midst of feeling down and out, you can always count on specific individuals to bring you out of it, whether they know you need it or not.    So a nice chat with a few friends and a great email from another just made my day and I wanted to share the email that one of them sent me with you all.  If you are in a little bit of slump, I hope it lifts you up as well. :)     

      Burned Biscuits

      When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
      every now and then.  And I remember one night in particular, when she
      had made breakfast 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
      ugly, burned biscuit.  He ate every bite of that thing......never
      made a face nor uttered a word about it!

      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 every now and then."

      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 burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

      As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times.  Life is
      full of imperfect things and imperfect people.  I'm not the best at
      hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and even anniversaries just
      like everyone else.  But what I've learned over the years is that
      accepting 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

      We could extend this to any relationship; in fact, understanding is
      the base of any good relationship, be it  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."

      So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just
      fine.  And please pass this along to someone who has enriched your
      life.  Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting
      some kind of battle.

     "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil.  It
      has no point."

Isn't it true how sometimes we just think we could do things on our own and really all we need to do is keep God in our lives and it makes such a big difference? and this goes for any circumstance. Whether it's work, home, school or even friends or your overall goal in life.  I hope that your life is not an unsharpened pencil!  God bless you all! :)


Tanya said...

LOVE it!! How inspirational!!! Perfect post to wake up to. Thank you Zeni for sharing this!! Luv ya girl!!!


Erika Valdez said...

Love it Zeni!! I hope you are feeling much better today!! You are awesome always remember that!!!

Charlotte said...

What a sweet story about your dad and the burned biscuits. And what an inspiring post! Love it!!