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Don’t Throw Away Good Toast!

Don’t Throw Away Good Toast!

A while ago, I was in the break room at work, toasting a couple of slices of blueberry lemon bread for breakfast.  While waiting for the slices to toast, I figured I’d do some important multi-tasking –and began checking my social media.  After scrolling a few minutes longer than I intended, I remembered my toast!  I pressed the button to force-pop my toast and lo and behold…it was slightly burnt.  After saying a few spicy words over my roasted toast, I turned to throw the slices in the trash and…I heard my mother’s voice – clear as a bell – “Don’t throw that good toast away!  Scrape the burnt part off with your knife and eat it!”  Well, you know we always obey our mamas, even if they’re in Heaven, so I did exactly that.  And you know what?  That toast was delicious!  Underneath the burnt surface, it was perfect.

Isn’t that the way with a lot of situations in life?  You meet a new him/her who could potentially be your match made in Heaven…but you discover there is hair growing out of their ears…so you turn up your nose and throw away the WHOLE soulmate!  Honey, that’s good toast!  Take them (with love) to the local spa/esthetician and teach them to wax that hair out of their ears.  And guess what?  Voilà! You’ve got perfectly good toast!

People who have known me for a while are always shocked and amazed that I’m still driving the same car after 11 years.  That car is good toast!  No car payments!  It’s got a dent here and a ding there — but then again, so do I – which means I’m good toast too!

Everyone and everything has a flaw here and there.  Can you live with it?  Can it be fixed or changed?  Of course, I’m not talking about asking someone to change their entire personality – that’s something you should never do.  Just don’t throw away someone or something if there’s a jewel underneath that could add value to you and your life.  Especially if you look down deep and find you only need to scrape off a little burnt surface.

Moral of the story: Don’t throw away good toast!

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Joyce McGreer
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Joyce McGreer

Janine I love this story. Anxiously awaiting your follow up.

Sheila R. Emerson
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Sheila R. Emerson

Great story. #IamGoodToast

arpitts
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arpitts

Good story Janine! Helps us remember that we all have value!

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