Wanna know the ways to be happy?
At first, I intend to be just doing a favor to the writer of an email who said,”And please Pass this along to someone who has enriched your life”… but because I was also touched by the message, I will not only pass this to someone but I will share this to all readers with hopes that more lives may be enriched.
The Key to Happiness
“When I was a kid, my mom would prepare special breakfast every now and then. And I remember one night in particular, 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 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.
And that’s my prayer for 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 a burnt biscuit isn’t a deal-breaker…”
True enough…to be happy, let us make the best out of everything that comes our way and let’s look beyond imperfections– no one is perfect except God!