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. :)
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
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! :)