Saw this piece on Fb and decided to share it with y'all!
When she was a kid, her Mum liked to make food for dinner every now & then & one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, her Mum placed a plate of bread jam and extremely burned biscuits in front of her dad. She remembered waiting to see if anyone noticed!
Yet all her dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at Mum and ask her how my day was at school.
She didn't remember what she told him that night, but she did remember hearing Mum apologise to 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 mama put in a long hard day at work today and she's really tired.
And besides... A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone but harsh words do!"
You know, 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. 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.
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...and me too if I just did!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets...
Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don't. ENJOY LIFE NOW - IT HAS AN EXPIRY DATE