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Happy Valentines Day…with a story shared by friend of the T4D Angela Heick.
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 burned 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 other’s faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
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
“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket – keep it in your own.”
Grandfather is deeply touched when his grandson and his prom date make a surprise visit to the hospital before heading off to the dance.
“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”
The story is told of two monks walking through the countryside. As they pass through a village, they see a woman in a beautiful kimono crossing a muddy street. The first monk quickly picks her up and carries her across the mud. They continue walking, and five hours later the second monk can’t resist and asks, “Why did you pick up that woman when we are not supposed to do things like that?” The first monk responds, “I put her down five hours ago. Why are you still carrying her?”
How much are you limiting yourself with baggage from the past? Release your past mistakes, take responsibility, and create value in the now.
Suggested reading: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Travel with less baggage and you’re not only travel lighter and arrive sooner…but you most likely will show up with more friends and a much better disposition as well. ~ Kirk Weisler
Mothers Day is just around the corner… many of you have ordered flowers… made dinner reservations, planned to deliver breakfast in bed… or perhaps planned a special visit to a nursing home or the place where your dear mother is buried.
“A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm, that after they have lost all they are sure to lose in mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt and support them through great actions. – Julius C. Hare (1795-1855) English Cleric
I watched a short youtube video the other day that was about mothers… it asked daughters what they thought their Dad’s could do to raise a healthy, happy and well-adjusted daughter. Their answer was simple, profound and inspiring… and perfect for Mother’s day. (WARNING! This clip was produced by religious group and if you already know that will bother you.. then stop here, don’t view it…and have a terrific day.
I personally didn’t view it as an overt proselytizing attempt…only inspirational and instructive…with a message that is true irrespective of any particular faith or for those who of an atheistic view…”whew these disclaimers steal a little bit of the joy. Still I don’t want people to subscribe just because they misinterpret my intent)
Are you still here 🙂 Enjoy …
Happy Mothers Day…. to the Mothers we all had.
Never underestimate the value of preparation. The tenacious work you do will always pay off–sooner or later.
5-year old’s prayer:
I bet it’s very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world.
There are only 4 people in my family…….and I can never do it. 😉
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