Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Embracing Imperfection!

Embracing Imperfection


A story by a girl.


"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 cook.’


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 relationship.


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."


See through God's eyes and feel through God's heart And you will

appreciate the value of every soul including yourself.

2 comments:

lvbala said...

Buddha story,

A man was throwing out his anger to Buddha with all the BAD word he could fine in this world...

But buddha never show any anger nor feed back to all the words he heard.

The man ask Buddha why he is so calm and never shown any anger or hatred.

Buddha said, "It was just like rejecting the money you have given me, If I dont take the money you gave me, than the money remain with you..."

The same thing when you throw your bad words to me, Ididn't accept it. So it still remain with you...

Cheers Dato KL lim.

Your simple article though me another lesson.

Dato' Ar. KL Lim / No 9 said...

Indeed a great Story!