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The Power of the Frozen Waffle

When I was a child, one of my most favorite people in the world was my grandmother, Josephine. Feenie, as we called her, could do no wrong in my eyes! I was probably at her house just as much as I was at my own house. On Saturday mornings, she would make us breakfast that consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage patties, and waffles. In my little mind, that was a top notch, five star meal. That meal stuck with me even in my adult years. One day, my mom fixed this delicious breakfast, which included, waffles. Jokingly, I mentioned how nobody could make waffles like my Feenie! Boy was my ma quick to burst my bubble! She quickly replied, “You know those waffles were frozen, right?” I. Was. FLOORED!!! How could something so warm, toasty, and perfectly buttered, be frozen??? And it hit me... it wasn’t all about the taste of the waffles but more so about who made them. To this day, every now and then, I will walk to the frozen breakfast isle in the grocery store

and look for those waffles, and have a quick, quiet, private moment with my Feenie. The sucky thing is, she’s no longer with us and neither are the discontinued waffles.

As sad as it makes me feel sometimes, I’m grateful for the lesson I’ve learned from it. It has taught me to be a frozen waffle in someone’s life. I want to be that special someone that can brighten your day. I try my hardest, even in the most simplistic ways, to make people feel appreciated, wanted, and most importantly, loved! The same way Feenie’s frozen waffles leave me with fond memories some 30+ years later, I strive to place those same type of memories in your heart for years to come,

How do you want to be remembered? What karma are you depositing in the atmosphere? Do people appreciate your presence? Do they welcome your spirit? I encourage you to do a self check. Look in the mirror and ask yourself this one question; Do you have the power of the frozen waffle?


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