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I love burned toast

Toasted

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, harmonious and lasting relationship. Burnt toast should never be 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.
 
People will always forget what you do,

and they will always forget what you say,

but they will never,

ever forget the way you make them feel

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DATE WITH A WOMAN

After 21 years of Marriage, my Wife wanted me to take another Woman out to Dinner and a Movie.
She said I Love You but I know this other Woman loves you and would Love to spend some Time with You.
The other Woman that my Wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER,
who has been a Widow for 19 years,
but the demands of my Work and my three Children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
That night I called to invite her to go out for Dinner and a Movie.
‘What’s wrong, are you well,’ she asked?
My Mother is the type of Woman who suspects that
a Late Night Call or a Surprise Invitation is a sign of Bad News.
‘I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,’ I responded.
‘Just the two of us.’
She thought about it for a moment, and then said,

 ‘I would like that very much.’
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.
When I arrived at her House, I noticed that she too seemed to be Nervous about our Date.
She waited in the Door with her Coat on.
She had curled her Hair and was wearing the Dress that she had worn to celebrate her last Wedding Anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an Angel’s.‘I told my Friends that I was going to go out with My Son, and they were impressed, ‘
She said, as she got into the Car.
‘They can’t wait to hear about our meeting’.
We went to a Restaurant that, although not Elegant, was very nice and cozy.
My Mother took my Arm as if she were the First Lady.
After we sat down, I had to read the Menu. Large Print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.
A Nostalgic Smile was on her Lips.

‘It was I who used to have to Read the Menu when you were small,’
She said.
‘Then it’s Time that you Relax and let me Return the Favor,’
I responded.

During the Dinner, we had an Agreeable Conversation, nothing Extra-ordinary,
but catching up on recent Events of each others Life.
We talked so much that we missed the Movie.
As we arrived at her House later,
She said, ‘I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.’
I agreed.
‘How was your Dinner Date?’ asked My Wife when I got Home.
‘Very Nice. Much more so than I could have Imagined,’ I answered.

A few days later, my Mother died of a Massive Heart Attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have Time to do anything for her.
Some time later, I received an Envelope with a Copy of a Restaurant Receipt
from the same place Mother and I had dined.

An Attached Note Said:
‘I paid this Bill in Advance.
I wasn’t sure that I could be there;
But nevertheless, I paid for Two Plates –
One for You and the other for Your Wife.
You will never know what that Night meant for Me.
I Love You,
My Son.’

At that moment, I understood the Importance of saying in Time:’ I LOVE YOU!’
and to give our Loved Ones the Time that they deserve.

Nothing in Life is more important than your Family.

Give them the Time they deserve, because these Things cannot be Put Off till ‘Some Other Time.’

Pass This Along To Everyone

With An Aging Parent,
To A Child,
To An Adult,
To Anyone With A Parent,

And Most Importantly,
To Someone You Truly Love

Regards,

Tengkp

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PERSONAL PERCEPTION

     Different people have different perceptions.

One man’s meat could be another man’s poison.

 A couple bought a donkey from the market. On the way home, a boy commented, ‘Very stupid. Why neither of them rides on the donkey?’

Upon hearing that, the husband let the wife ride on the donkey. He walked besides them. Later, an old man saw it and commented, ‘The husband is the head of family. How can the wife ride on the donkey while the husband is on foot?’

Hearing this, the wife quickly got down and let the husband ride on the donkey.‘How can the man ride on the donkey but let the wife walk. He is no gentleman.’

   Further on the way home, they met an old Lady. She commented,

The husband thus quickly asked the wife to join him on the donkey. Then, they met a young man. He commented, ‘Poor donkey, how can you hold up the weight of two persons. They are cruel to you.’

Hearing that, the husband and wife immediately climbed down from the donkey and carried it on their shoulders.

   It seems to be the only choice left. Later, on a narrow bridge, the donkey was frightened and struggled. They lost their balance and fell into the river.

You can never have everyone praise you, nor will everyone condemn you. Never in the past, not at present, and never will be in the future.

   Thus, do not be too bothered by others words if our conscience is clear.

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TRUST

TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship.
Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.
   A telephone operator told me that one day she received a phone call.
     She answered, ‘Public Utilities Board.’
There was silence. She repeated, ‘PUB.’
      There was still no answer.
When she was going to cut off the line, she heard a lady’s voice, ‘Oh, so this is PUB.

 

     Sorry, I got the number from my husband’s pocket but I do not know whose number it is.’
  
      Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just
‘hello’ instead of ‘PUB’.

 

 
 

 

 

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