Motivational story: Burned
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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 dinner 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 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
burned 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
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 in front 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
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."
( Author unknown)