Burned Biscuits

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
March 17, 2001

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. 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 other’s 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. So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine. And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life.

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50 comments
  1. Lyn said:

    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! Wonderful! Simply wonderful

  2. Absolutely adore this, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story!! Burnt Biscuits, I feel a song coming on… thank you for inspiring us all who read your blog! Blessings, <3Av

  3. Jessica said:

    She reminds me of my husband Jerry. When his daughter made her first chocolate chip cookies, she was devastated because they burned. He told her, “Hmm, charcoal chip. My favorite!” and ate every one of them!

  4. I absolutely enjoyed reading this…I just finished reading another persons blog post that brought tears to my eyes, and yours just brought more tears…but good ones too.:) Thank you for sharing this story with us. Blessings! Rose

  5. I needed to read this – I needed it bad, not so much the story (I’d have passed on the burned biscuits without a word – after all, we all know they’re burnt and NOBODY likes burnt biscuit, we don’t need to lie – a bad lesson for the kid, no? – to be charitable and kind) but the conclusion is what I needed. Thanks.

  6. Yes, I will keep that key to happiness (well, let’s make that joy) in my own pocket. Call it personal responsibility.

  7. Thanks, Kenny T! It’s kinda like day old coffee. It never hurt anyone! I’m glad to be back. I had another batch of surgery – all successful. I’m finally out of pain again, so here I am … a burned old biscuit! 🙂

    • Hey Dave, It is so good to hear from you!!!! I was worried about you!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  8. Reblogged this on imconfident and commented:
    This story has a great lesson in it. We try so hard to find the perfect life, but life is far from perfect. Instead of pursuing something that we will never find, we need to accept each other as we are and build great relationships with other imperfect people.

  9. Grace and love ALWAYS are better than having things your way. I didn’t have a dad like this, but my heart SOARS to know they are out there. THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  10. Thanks for enriching my life, Kenny. A burned biscuit will be just fine. God bless. Connie

  11. Selah said:

    aaaaawwwwwwwww…. still a student in that department. God Help us all

  12. Reading this just after brushing my teeth — perfect way to start off a day 🙂 Thanks!

  13. Becky said:

    Reblogged this on Blessings through raindrops… and commented:
    Sharing a cute story with a good lesson to learn and remember. I especially like the line that says “Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket…keep it in your own”.
    Hmmm

  14. Becky said:

    Great stoy! I re-blogged this on: http://blessingsthruraindrops.com/
    I especially liked the line that says: Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket… Keep it in your own!
    Very good words to live by!
    Thank you for sharing this, and have a wonderful week!

  15. Whenever I am tempted to complain about anyone else’s burnt biscuit, God reminds me of my own burnt biscuits!!

    • Michelle, thanks for that. Ouch. My own burned biscuits.

  16. I remember reading this before. It is such a great story! I cannot remember the author, but if I come across he or she, I will let you know.

    • giggiblog said:

      Chicken Soup for the Soul?

      • No actually, it was not. I’m hoping it will come to me eventually 😉

  17. Oh, boy! This one is so great…wonderful…wow! 😀 Take care!

  18. Your Blogs are always so full of inspiration. Thank you for this.

  19. Anjo Angela Lim said:

    I forgot to say that I shared this with everyone on facebook and a lot of people either liked or shared it with others! Thank you for this post, conveys a very meaningful message. ❤

    • Thanks for sharing!!!! Please share anything on this site as often as you wish!!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  20. Shep said:

    My mom has burned a biscuit or two also! Thanks for a great reminder of the unconditional nature of love.

  21. So, so true that unconditional love is what brings about healthy relationships! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the like on my post “A Make-Believe Video in a Real World”.

  22. kzieben said:

    I really needed to read this story today. Thank you for looking at MY blog so I could see your link.

  23. ShimonZ said:

    This is a good story. Sounds as if your father really loved your mother.

  24. kdf62 said:

    Thanks for the like on my blog. I loved the story and your desire to let God lead you to the right place to find it.

  25. oloegbokhare said:

    Reblogged this on Oloegbokhare's Blog and commented:
    Oh my daysss. I think I’m in love with this blog. I’m addicted and I just kent gerrenuf. Pls read this and share. Ese pupo.

  26. Dirid said:

    I loved this and my husband is just this way. He is so good to me. Thank God.

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