Pancake Day

Many years ago, a friend of mine shared a story by Kathleen Chesto.

“ ‘Our mother makes the best pancakes in the whole world.’

When I would visit friends and be served pancakes, I would respond by saying that my mom made the best pancakes in the whole world. It did little to endear me to their mothers.

As I grew older, I discovered that other people made excellent pancakes, some even better than my mom’s. It took years before I finally had the courage to suggest this to her. When I did mention that maybe other people’s pancakes were as good as hers, she simply smiled and said, “I know.”

“Then why”, I asked, have you been telling me all these years that my mother makes the best pancakes in the whole world?”

She responded with a question.

“What do you think of every time you eat pancakes?”

“I think of you.”

“As long as there are pancakes, you’ll remember me.”

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