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 burnt biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
Yet all my dad did was reach for the biscuits, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I do not remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my Mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I will never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burned biscuits”.
“Later that night I went to kiss my 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 long hard day at work today she is really tired. And besides… A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”.
You know life is full of imperfect things… and imperfect people. I am not the best at hardly anything and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone. What I have 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 key to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. So please pass me a biscuit. And yes, the burnt one will just do fine.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets… love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who do not. Enjoy life now- It is an expiration date!