Burnt Biscuits

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Unconditional kindness and compassion for others should be our core focus every day of our lives. I recently came across the following story, written by an unknown author, which illustrates this lesson…one that we all should remember to do each day.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night when she made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and a batch of extremely burnt biscuits on the table in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed.

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day at school has been. 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…he 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 will never forget what he said, “Honey, I love burned biscuits every now and then.”

Later that night, I went to say good night to my daddy, and I asked him if he REALLY liked his biscuits burnt. He wrapped me up in his arms and said lovingly, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she is really tired…and besides, a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”

As I have 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 anniversaries just like anyone else. But what I have 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 philosophy to any relationship. In fact, UNDERSTANDING is the base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife, 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 😊

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Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil…it has no point.

  15 comments for “Burnt Biscuits

  1. January 5, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 5, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Beautiful and a good message at the start of the year.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. January 5, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 5, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. January 6, 2020 at 6:26 am

    The truth here, Coach. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  6. January 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Captivating story of our lives. We find fault in every little things but this story showed us how to love and care for each and everyone we meet in our lives. Thanks for the lovely share.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. January 6, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    This story is so sweet, my heart cried. (You know, when your heart swells up and it seems you should be able to cry real tears because it’s so beautiful but those stubborn tears won’t quite come?)

    My husband is such a good sport about my not-so-great suppers; but more than that, he’s supportive of everything I do for our family and understanding about everything I don’t get to. Your story just gave me fresh eyes to see. Thank you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Awww…thank you sharing your thoughts…they were beautiful!! Have a wonderful day!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. January 6, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Excellent story! Your dad sounds like a swell guy. Sometimes it’s best to let a few things go for loved ones. They do work hard and get fed up and tired like everybody else. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Carol Bodin
    July 1, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    I needed a story about friendship for our women’s Zoom retreat. I’d looked everywhere, then God put your story right in my lap. It is not only about relationships, but it also encompasses the situation we find ourselves in with the Coronavirus. Thank you. God Bless You!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 5, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      I am soooo glad that you could use one of my stories! Please stop by and visit often my friend!!

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