A Burnt Biscuit never hurt anyone – harsh words do

Burnt Biscuit never hurt anyone – harsh words do

biscuit2smWhen 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, 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 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 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 burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!’

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.

“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.”
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.

(Author Unknown)

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  • unanimous  On 02/20/2013 at 5:12 pm

    wow wow !

    memories oh memories….of similar stories above…

    the modesty of the story teller says it all……”unanimous”

    “expiry” not “sell by”…in todays language…ha ha !

    unsigned but sorry ! not “unanimous”…not possible on this blog…


  • Laura G  On 02/20/2013 at 5:15 pm

    thank you so much for the reminder. great writing

  • ndtewarie  On 02/20/2013 at 5:17 pm


    Remember what the parrot parrot said:
    The words we choose reveal our character
    Whether you be Hitler who said,
    If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
    Or JFk who shouted out,” Ich bin ein Berliner”
    The wise East Indian Hindu Ghandi said it best with:
    An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
    For those who got despondent with failures Bertrand Russell said:
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
    Bertrand was wise enough to know:
    Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
    Clint Eastwood would be able to tell all the gun lovers:
    I have a very strict gun control policy, if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
    Of all the great quotes the best came from Indians like Nehru who said:
    Peace is not a relationship of nations.
    It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul.
    Peace is not merely the absence of war.
    It is also a state of mind.
    Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people
    Or Prem Rawat who said:
    Happiness is your own treasure because it lies within you.
    Or Bodhidharma who put it in a nutshell:
    The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.
    At this festive time time Kinky Friedman said it best:
    Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
    And he continued with:
    I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
    But conclusively Sai Baba said it best:
    Life is a song – sing it.
    Life is a game – play it.
    Life is a challenge – meet it.
    Life is a dream – realize it.
    Life is a sacrifice – offer it.
    Life is love – enjoy it.
    There are many more great men but space do not permit me to talk about them. However, I would be amiss if I don’t quote Nelson Mandela who insisted;
    The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
    He also expounded:
    If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”
    Abraham Lincoln said:
    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power
    And William James countered with:
    If you can dream it, you can do it.
    Og Mandino says:
    Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
    What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
    Charles Coburn
    Marriage is like a business,is easy to quit but you have to work hard to save it.
    And such wisdom can only come from the mouth of an angel, Mother Teresa who said,
    I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    He continued:A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
    Nelson Mandela
    When Winston Churchill met a woman who insulted him he remarked,
    I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
    The the great Khalil Gibran spoke:
    The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
    Elbert Hubbard said it right with:
    Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
    And Herb Caen added:
    A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.
    And this gem can only come from the sagacious genius Confucius:
    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
    He continued:
    He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
    And to that and all of them I say Amen!

  • unanimous  On 02/20/2013 at 6:05 pm

    beautiful beautifully BEAUTIFUL writings/quotations…
    music to my ears ….
    “alleluia” Amen !..

  • Frank Ferreira  On 02/21/2013 at 11:20 am

    Excellent and so very profound

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