When I was a kid, my mum 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 mum 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 mum and ask me how my day was at school.
I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my mum apologize to my dad for burning the toast. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned toast.."
Later that night, I went to kiss Dad good night and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your mum put in a long hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides... a burnt toast 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.
So...please pass me the toast. And yes, the burned one will do just fine!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets... Love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't.