Aug 5, 2009

Just would like to share...

Embracing Imperfection

"When I was a little boy, 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. That evening, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage, and extremely burnt toast in front of my dad.

I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, smile at my mom, and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night,
I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast 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 toast. And I’ll never forget what he said:

'Baby, I love burnt toast.'

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He really liked his toast burnt. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides-a little burnt toast never hurt anyone!'

You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people.

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 the 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 burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as 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 but into your own."

Do your best; bring out the best in others,

Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is; tell the problem how Great
the Lord is!

Put God first, be happy at last.

For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose 60 seconds of happiness that you can never get back. — Napoleon Hill

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