If life hands you a challenge try to make the best of it! Monday night I made four pumpkin pies. Unfortunately I later realized that I forgot to add an important ingredient: sugar! I wanted to cry because of all the hard work I put into those pies only to find out they were completely ruined. No amount of whipped cream would save the taste. But, instead of throwing them all away I tried to save the situation. I scooped out the cooked middles of every pie and stirred in sugar. I spooned the pumpkin mixture back into the pie shell and smoothed it out. Next came the taste test. It actually didn't taste bad! Sure they weren't as pretty as when they first came out of the oven, but at least my hours of work were not in vain.
This situation got me thinking of how often I want to throw life's "pies" away rather than work to save them. I've been in situations where I have just wanted to throw my hands up and shout, "I give up!" All I needed was a little more "sugar" to get through these hardships. Especially when my health won't let me do what I want to do. I always tell myself, "There's always someone hurting more than you. You can handle it." And I'll always remember the best advice I have ever received. "God made everyone in his image. If you say that you're not good enough then you're telling God that one of His creations isn't good enough." I don't want to be accused of saying that so I try to tell myself that I'm worth it. No one can measure up to perfection and some pies look better than others, but everyone has something special to give.
My pie; not perfect, but good enough.