Mom liked to make scones for tea every now and then. And I remember one time in particular when she had made scones on a saturday afternoon. That afternoon, mom placed a plate of scones which were extremely burnt in front of dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed.
All dad did was reach for his scones, smiled at mom and asked me how my week was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and strawberry jam on that scone and ate every bite.
When I got up from the table, I remember hearing mom apologizing to dad for burning the scones. And I’ll never forget what he said: Darling, I love burnt scones.
Later that night, I went to kiss Dad good night and asked him if he really liked his scones burnt. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom puts in hard work everyday running this house and all you children and she’s rarely appreciated – a little burnt scone never hurt anyone!”
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 everyone else.
What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others’ faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
Because in the end, you are the master of your own life, to be happy or unhappy, to be positive or negative.
It’s up to “Moi”.
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.
Yes it’s up to “Moi”, how many times do I have to remind you!
So please pass me a scone