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Be kind to someone today

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This was passed on to me via email from a friend. I thought it was appropriate to pass on to all of the Sparkters. Each of us is on this journey but every journey is different. It has different meaning for each of us, and we each have a goal in mind. Unfortunately, along the way, many people have to deal with obstacles and unforeseen circumstances that hamper their success. I think that sometimes we forget that, and we may be quick to judge others attitudes or behaviors or the comments they make without really understanding why they present themselves the way they do. Just this morning I made a comment on a blog without really knowing the whole story. I wasn't rude, but I certainly would have changed the tone of my comment had I known the whole story. I think most of us, if not all of us, are here for encouragement and support in a "non-judgment zone", and that is what we should strive to offer each other. Everyone deserves a kind word, a smile, encouraging words, praise, feelings of accomplishment and self worth. If I can be that one small link that helps someone have a better day and give them a sense of pride in their efforts then I will strive to be that person.

This is so true and well worth remembering!! Have an awesome day!

"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 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 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 anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. But 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!

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."
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    A little sweetness kindness and a hand a shoulder to lean on a ear to listen even if you can not help but too that personn it will mean the world
    Always be kind to others no matter what and hope they do the same one day

    1809 days ago
  • NANAGO1204
    Thanks for this...it is wonderful! ...and thanks to the Spark friend who shared it with me! With people like both of you around the world is already a better place!
    1811 days ago
    I went to visit my Dad in his office one day, when I was an adult, with my own job and my travels took me past his place of business. He brought me in, showed me around, introduced me to his co-workers and then took me to his desk. Pinned on the wall, where he could see it at will, was a little sign that said:

    Keep your words soft and sweet because you never know when you'll have to eat them!

    That was my Dad! Kind and sweet. He would have asked for a second biscuit!

    What an impact little things have on kids.
    1813 days ago

    Thank you I wish my husband and father in law would read this. It is hard to be the strong one all of the time, but some one has to be. I pray for help every day.
    1816 days ago
    I believe in Kindness. So many people are mean these days.


    1816 days ago
    You are a very blessed person for having such wonderful parents that set such great examples to follow.
    1816 days ago
    I loved that message - I had tears in my eyes and could see either my mother or my father doing something similar - not only to each other but to someone else as well. They say we learn how to love from the examples we see around us - both positive and negative ones - What a lovely story.
    1816 days ago
  • OKANOG66
    emoticon Thank you for sharing, this thoughtful blog.
    1816 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    A burned biscuit sounds pretty good to me right now; especially is smeared with lots of real butter and honey! LOL!

    Great blog!
    1816 days ago
    What a great post!

    1818 days ago
    That is an amazing sentiment! and i couldn't agree more! in God all things are possible! emoticon
    1818 days ago
    Beautiful Reminder!
    Loved it.
    1821 days ago
    This is so true. Never pass up telling someone how grand they are.

    You will enjoy this one. Never told hubby about putting the red streaks in my hair, when I got home he asked if I had hit my head and was concerned. Said no and showed him, he just shock his head and said "thats better then what I thought." Then no other conment. What a guy. emoticon
    1821 days ago
    This was really wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing, there are a lot of people who will enjoy reading it and thinking about the content. You had a very wise father who I think realized that the important things we pass on to our children come from example.
    1821 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    I love this! Thank you for sharing!!!
    1821 days ago
  • GK1963
    What a wonderful story! I will try to keep that burned biscuit in mind as I go through my days.

    1821 days ago
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