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Friday, 10 January 2014

The Lesson of the Burnt Biscuits

The Lesson of the Burnt Biscuits

This story is one that has been told many times before though there seems to be no direct author. It is featured in many inspirational writings as well as religious teachings. I love the lesson of appreciation that this story conveys. So here is the story of the burnt 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 biscuit and eat every bite!

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."

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 burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

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 everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others 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!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."

God Bless You..... Now, and Always....

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine.!.!.!.! And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life... I just did!"

So many of us are quick to argue, get angry, or even end relationships over petty small things. It is more important to appreciate people for who they are and not focus on their mistakes. You would not want someone to point out your every mistake so why do it to others? In fact when someone makes a mistake it is more important to show your love in that moment then to criticize. Not only will that expression of love stick out and always be remembered it will help to further deepen the bond of your relationship. So let the burnt biscuits of life go and be grateful for what you do have.
Annie Pattichi
Transformational Life Coach