One evening my mother made dinner after a hard day’s work. She put a plate of eggs and burnt toast in front of my father …
I immediately noticed, the burnt toast ….
And, I was waiting to see if he was going to complain about it, but my father started to eat them, smiling and asked me how I spent my day at school …
My mom apologized to my dad for the burnt toast.
I will never forget his response to her:
“Honey, I love burnt toast!”
Later when I went to bed and my dad came over to kiss me goodnight, I asked him if he really liked the burnt toast?
He hugged me and said, “Your mother has had a difficult day and she is really tired.
She went out of her way to prepare this meal for us, why blame her and hurt her.
Burnt toast never hurt anyone; but words can be very painful! “
We have to know how to appreciate what others do for us, even if it’s not perfect, because it’s the intention to do well that counts, and no one is perfect … 💚💚💚
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