Be Thankful For A Biscuit Without Butter

Several years ago, I was in a McDonald’s for breakfast.  There was a lady standing not far from me who was eating a biscuit. As she took the first bite, she realized the biscuit wasn’t buttered.  She said, “Well, this is going to be a crappy day; there is no butter on my biscuit.”

       As I listened to her I thought, “Lady, if the only problem you have today is that there is no butter on your biscuit, you will have a pretty good day.”  Actually, I started to ask her for biscuit and I was going to butter it for her.  But I refrained.

       I thought about what that lady said for a while.  “This is going to be a crappy day.. there is no butter on my biscuit.”  But if we aren’t careful we can be like that lady.  We can focus on things that are minor… things that are trivial and overlook the blessings of life.

       Today, be thankful for what you have.  Your house may not be as nice as someone else but, it provides shelter for you and your family.

        You may not have as much in your bank account as others but, you have enough to pay your bills and put food on the table.

        Maybe you aren’t wearing the latest fashion but, you have clothes to wear.

        Be careful and don’t focus on the lack of unimportant things.  

        Jesus loves us. He died on the cross for our sins.  We live in a great nation… Let’s be thankful for what we have.  Are things perfect in our lives?  Maybe not… But, they aren’t terrible either.  Our happiness should not depend on whether there is butter on our biscuit.  A biscuit tastes ok without butter.  In fact, lots of folks would love to have an unbuttered biscuit this morning.

       So today, give thanks for what we have.  Maybe some things need to change in our lives.  Ok, get started trying to make them change.  But we should be thankful for what we have.  

       Someone has said that if you don’t like something, work to change it.  If it can’t be changed, deal with it but stop complaining.  

       I read a quote recently that spoke to my heart.  It is; “I had the blues because I had no shoes until on the street I saw a man who had no feet.”  

       Maybe there is no butter on your biscuit… that’s ok… be thankful you have a biscuit to eat to begin with.

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