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Burned Biscuits

Monday, September 17, 2012

I received this from a friend and immediately thought of my Spark Friends. Read and add a comment if you wish. I thank each and everyone for taking time out of a busy day to read it! You have enriched my life in so many, many ways!


Burned Biscuits
(Anon)

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 deal-breaker!
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."
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/19/2012 2:31PM

    So very well said. Audra

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PATTIE441 9/18/2012 7:25AM

    Oh my wonderful, awesome, fabulous friend! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 9/18/2012 7:17AM

    What a nice thought

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CHALLENGER15 9/17/2012 7:50PM

    Thank you for the reminder...

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KAT7457 9/17/2012 7:42PM

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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FRAN0426 9/17/2012 6:33PM

    Thanks forr sharing this beautiful story with us. It puts many things is place. Treat each other well, you never know when someone else needs support without more dissappointment in an already hectic day. We all need to learn to be more compassinate for others.

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SHARONSPARKLE 9/17/2012 6:11PM

    Thank that father for what he did as it made such a lasting impression on that child. I think we should all think of how our everyday behavior is making a lasting impression on someone - make it a good memory!

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NEW-PAMELA-BERG 9/17/2012 3:28PM

    Thank you for sharing this important life lesson. I am struggling right now and it is taking all I've got not to lash out at the people I love. My hubby keeps asking what is wrong or what he can do, but I know it is inside of me and blaming him is wrong, so I am working through my burned biscuits today and very appreciative of my hubby that will not complain when I place them in front of him. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/17/2012 2:07PM

    Eileen, I've seen this before, but it such a great approach to life that I like it more each time. Thank you for sharing with your SparkFriends! Hugs to you, Jeannie
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TXGRANDMA 9/17/2012 2:04PM

    Just an amazing piece of philosophy in this story! I had never seen it before, but what a wise man that father of the family was! He taught his children a very valuable lesson that day!
It does remind us to treat one another gently, and with love........... emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 9/17/2012 12:37PM

    great lessons for all..........
thanks for sharing........
blessings and hugs..............lita

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2012 8:30AM

    I've seen this before but each time I read it it is a reminder to be patient! Perfection is not all it's cracked up to be!!

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GOLFGMA 9/17/2012 8:29AM

    It all goes to putting others before ourselves and, yes, everyone has their own story and their own struggles . If we can help someone else just to feel a little better we are the ones who obtain the better feelings. Love the "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil. It has no point!" emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 9/17/2012 8:19AM

    Thank you for posting that wonderful story. We can all take many lessons from it!!!

Have a super Monday girlfriend!
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CAKAROO 9/17/2012 7:33AM

    great story - thanks for sharing

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EZRIN101 9/17/2012 2:22AM

    That's such a sweet story

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GABIBEAR 9/17/2012 2:19AM

    I love this story, it is so touching. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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ALICIA214 9/17/2012 1:35AM

 

I got a copy of this from a friend today ,I have seen it before but I think it is beautiful.
What a wonderful world it would be if we all took this to heart.!!!
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0309COOKIE 9/17/2012 1:33AM

    That was a very thought provoking story. I will be sure to pass it on.

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TYEASLEY 9/17/2012 12:56AM

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SH9719 9/17/2012 12:54AM

    Good thoughts. Thank you.

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