Live Every Moment…

1 Apr

Live Every Moment

My friend Sonal posted this on Facebook, which she re-posted from one of her friends.  I’d guess this has made the rounds many, many times, but Easter morning was the first time I saw it.  I love it enough to make an Entire blog about it. 🙂

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Burned Biscuits – A lesson we all should learn.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. 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!

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 ugly 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 Mom 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 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 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.

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.”

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–I just did!
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

“Would you please pass the jelly!!!”

And just maybe, if someone serves you burnt biscuits, they’ll also serve you these adorable Cupcakes…

cupcakes.  Milano cookies wafers for heels

Made with Cupcakes (obviously); Milano cookies and wafers for the heels!

Happy Monday and may you not be on the receiving end of any cruel April Fool’s Day pranks. 😉

xoxo,

T.

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5 Responses to “Live Every Moment…”

  1. stewcarol April 1, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    As usual, LOVE this. Great imagery and what a great message. Thanks Terry!

  2. Bonnie April 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Thanks Terry!! It was heartfelt and made my day.

  3. instantimpression April 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    I can honestly say brought tears to my eyes…
    I am hoping my family likes my burnt biscuits even if they are more than every now and then 🙂

  4. Sharon Golden April 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    I love this Terry. Wonderful.

  5. Lee April 2, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Thanks T. Is the burned biscuit story your own or shared?
    I wish I would have read it Monday morning instead!

    L

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