Thursday, April 23, 2009

A story for everyone... "Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket but into your own."

A story by a girl.

A story for everyone...

"When I was a little girl, 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 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, but 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 burned toast.'

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He

really liked his toast burned. 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. I'm not the best housekeeper or


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


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."