|Every Dilemma Has a Silver Blessing (standard:humor, 900 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Apr 05 2020||Views/Reads: 100/49||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|I believe it’s true that you cannot put a price tag on a thankful spirit.|
For the last several weeks, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and myself have been enjoying some quiet time in our parsonage. I cannot remember the last time we had such quiet time all to ourselves. One of the blessings of this time is the fact that telemarketers are not calling. In a way, I miss them because I used to harass them as much as they were harassing me. But we will come back to that in a few weeks or months. I did not know what a wonderful time it was until yesterday as my wife and I were enjoying our supper together. Usually, throughout the week, we spend quite a bit of time at a restaurant because of our schedule. It is not often that we can spend a whole week having our meals together. Enjoying home-cooked meals is one of the great pleasures of being married to someone who knows how to cook. If the cooking were left up to me, it would be a completely different story. The truth is, it is not up to me and I say a grateful, hallelujah! Some family members think I am a little bit post-thin; at least that's what they say. I respond by saying I'm not as fat as I could be, but I'm not as skinny as I once was. I do not know what that means; I just want to say something to take the attention off me. If I am “post-thin,” I am not to blame. The blame goes squarely on the shoulders of the master cook in our domicile. If the meals were not as good as they are, I would not eat as much as I do. Therefore, my condition is not my own doing. Do not ask my wife; she has a different perspective on this situation. Experiencing this solitude has brought many blessings. One blessing is the gas at the local gas station is $1.65 per gallon. It has been a long time since the gas has been that low. Even though it's a blessing from a certain point of view, there is a negative aspect. Why is it that the gas is so cheap, but there is no place I can go? Why can it be that cheap when I have to take a trip somewhere? So that blessing doesn't really turn out to be a bona fide blessing, in my opinion. I know there are some bargains at local stores that are open, like Publix, but I am not a shopper, and at this time, I would stay as far away from that place as possible. That may be a blessing, but there is a downside to it. As I was enjoying the home cook supper the other night, I began to appreciate what a wonderful cook my wife is. For the last several days, she has cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I have eaten her breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a great deal of delight. Although I understand the consequences of eating as much as I have been eating, the blessing of eating it at the time far outweighs the future. At least that's what I'm saying now. After supper that night, which was absolutely delicious, I had a very frightening thought. I am not sure I am over it yet. The thought was that whenever we go out to eat at a local restaurant, I'm always the one who tips the waitress. I always make sure I am generous with my tip. My philosophy is simply this, the thing that stands between the kitchen and me is that waitress, and I better be able to trust her. Now, the thought tumbling through my mind is, am I supposed to tip my wife for supper tonight? It is not that I am not generous. It is that I do not know how to manage this tipping business at home. And the reason is, I made a slip of the tongue right after supper that Click here to read the rest of this story (31 more lines)
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