December 10, 2009 8:42am CST
Lately I had been trying to understand life. Why we don't feel satisfied or happy even though we may simply have the things we need. We need God to fill in the empty spaces and we need to know how to approach every days life. The way we accept every days imperfection. People are not perfect nor machines. I would like to share a story I have receive from a friend. It taught me something "be simple" and don't ask for more. Another thing it taught me is to "understand others" aside from understanding myself. Look at their situation not your situations or your needs. Be sensitive to your surrounding. I hope you'll like the story. "[i]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 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!" 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. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others differences - is 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 a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, 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 - keep it in your own."[/i] God Bless You..... Now, and Always.... Don't complain much about life. Jut let it through and enjoy every moment and story that it brings!
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10 Dec 09
I believe that life is perfect because of the imperfectness. I have gone through difficult time where I sometime question why is it always me? But I remember one thing from the Bible that God will not give us burden that is too heavy for us to carry...this is so definitely true as long as we put our hope and trust in God. God Bless...
10 Dec 09
AMEN! I am so glad that even though who have gone through all those difficult time you still have a positive perspective about life. You have a god heart. I agree that we must our hope and trust in God. He will never let us suffer. Thank you for sharing your opinion.
11 Dec 09
Wow, what a beautiful and touching story. I agree, life is imperfect. Sometimes, I also feel empty for no reason at all. I know there is no reason 'coz I sometimes feel this way when I have no big problem. The feeling just comes out of the blue. I guess it's just a reminder that you can't be happy all the time because if you feel too much of this emotion, you might be indifferent to happiness. Let's just enjoy life to the fullest.
• Garden Grove, California
10 Dec 09
hi leateagee your story is so touching and you make such perfect sense that it makes my eyes water. yes we should all be willing to love the taste occasionly of that burnt biscuit or toast or roast or whatever; we are none of us perfect so we must learn to love unconditionally,warts and all, that way is perfect love, and its the most wonderful kind because it is kind, and patient, and all encompassing. you feel very special when you are loved that way.
10 Dec 09
Thanks a lot for that beautiful story. Your words did give me a refreshing insight. Recently, I have had some sad thoughts and I think I would like to read and re-read what you have written so that I will not complain. Life is sometimes hard, but life is beautiful with all the imperfections. It is much better to be grateful for all the good things and the bad as well because all these put together are blessings meant for our own good. God bless!
11 Dec 09
Thats a beautiful story gal.... Yes I did forward this to my husband.. its really hard to accept poeple as they are :) but once u do it u will feel happiness .. I think the moment u understand that you are not perfect you will get that maturity to accept people and things as they are :)
11 Dec 09
A truly emotional story. Thanks for sharing. Is life beautiful? According to me, Yes!!Life is beautiful. What makes it beautiful? No answer because I don't know how to express. Everything around me seems to be beautiful when I am in a good mood and everything or everyone around me seems miserable when I am in bad mood. Love yourself and live for yourself.I think life that you lead is a MIND GAME. Think good, life becomes good (Automatically). Every problem that you face in life is also beautiful; the only thing is we realize this after the problem is solved. B+ Understanding life? I don't think there is any need to understand our own lives. Just live it the way it is. So, simple. Don't ask/want more in life, that can make everyone's so called "COMPLEX" life, a very SIMPLE one. 'Good thoughts' complements the previous statement.
• United States
13 Dec 09
What a wonderful post! And I so loved the story of the burnt biscuit! You said it all so well. Thanks for the great message. We all need to hear it every now and then. Most people do forget that only God can fill in those spaces in our hearts. People can't do that because that's not how we were built. We are limited. God is not limited. Thanks again for a wondeful message of hope and forgiveness! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
11 Dec 09
Hi. I love your story. Typical family experience yet very helpful in realizing that here on Earth "nobody/nothing is perfect." That we could enjoy life better if we know how to accept the imperfections of oneself...and others. If you will always look/aim for perfections, you will not become contented with anybody or anything. And without contentment, you will never become happy. Truly, happiness and contentment is about having the right mindset.