“A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone but
harsh words hurt”
Life has an expiry date…
” When I was
a kid, my Mum liked to make food for dinner every now & then & I remember one
night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work.
On that evening so long ago, my Mum placed a plate of bread jam 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 Mum 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 Mum
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 mum put in a long hard day at work
today and she’s real tired. And besides… A burnt biscuit never hurt anyone but
harsh words do!”
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
What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others 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 burnt one will do just fine! And
please pass this along to someone who has enriched your life…I just did!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets”…
Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.
This is amazing indeed. An Indian women in Hong Kong writes a best seller “Dying to be me”. The book is now published in 28 languages. The author narrates a personal account of death after life and then life after death. She is travelling worldwide narrating her experiences and that now she is a changed women, learning to live life the way it should be lived..
This week something special happened during Pope Frances’ special audience as he was waving hello to the audience, a dove stood on his hand. It reminds us of St. Francis of Assisi who is shown with a dove in his hand in pictures and statues…
- In faith something meets us that is greater than anything we can think up for ourselves. - Faith is a new Yes that becomes possible when we are touched by God. - Faith is the finding of You who bears me up and gives me the promise of an indestructible love. - Faith means union with him whose power holds us fast and carries us over the elements of death. - Faith is a breaking out of the isolation of my ”I”, and a resurrection of my true self. - Faith is reaching that point in which we recognize we need to be given something. - Faith means opening our hand in trust and accepting a gift. - Faith involves every domain of our existence: our mind, our will, our feelings, our love. - Faith entails the shift from dependence on the visible and practicable to trust in the invisible. - Faith is the opening up of the inner powers of understanding that await the light of Truth. - Faith is a call to community. - Faith has to do with forgiving – we can find ourselves only in the receiving and giving of forgiveness. - Faith must mature by suffering anew, at every stage of life, the oppression and the power of unbelief. - Faith expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness.- Faith makes us light – to be a believe means to escape our own gravity.
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'…
She fooled them all … "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz.To20 oz.
She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night… Pick them up tomorrow.
1 Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!
2 Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3 Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4 Drive carefully… It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
5 If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6 If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
7 It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8 Never buy a car you can't push.
9 Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
10 Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
11 Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 The second mouse gets the cheese.
13 When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
14 Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
16 Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17 We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box
18 A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19 Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
20 Save the earth….. It's the only planet with chocolate !