I got this from a dear friend via email. This month my sweetie and I are celebrating 24 years of being together, and the message in this little story rings very true for me.
There was no author name included so I’ve searched online; all I can find is “author anonymous.” I also see that Pass The Biscuits has been making the rounds for a year or more. So you may have already read it, but it was my first time and I think it’s worthy of continued sharing.
Pass The Biscuits
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 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 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 long hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides… a 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.
So…please pass me a biscuit. And yes, the burned one will do just fine!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets… Love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t.
Enjoy life now; it has an expiration date.