Never Eat Soggy Waffles—Wise Advice


A few weeks ago I told you all about the conversation jar my son brought home from school and told you I’d be asking and maybe answering some of those questions here. So, here’s the first of the bunch:

If you could give everyone in the world one piece of advice, what would you say?

Frankly, in the current political climate, that questions scares me. I thought about telling everyone to love one another or seek REAL truth no matter the cost. They’re good answers. But my 8-year-old gave the best advice. In his serious little man’s voice he said, “Never eat soggy waffles.”

At the risk of blowing off a serious question, it’s good advice. Soggy waffles stink. And sometimes we need to take ourselves a little less seriously, and give each other a little more grace.

I’d love to hear what your non-political answer to the question would be. And in the meantime, I’m wishing you a week where you give love and seek truth no matter the cost.

4 thoughts on “Never Eat Soggy Waffles—Wise Advice

  1. I ate a waffle yesterday. It wasn’t soggy. 🙂 Maybe your son’s onto something. Besides the much-needed humor, that’s a way to remember the directions on a map. If only we always remembered our True North!

    1. I did ask him where he got the phrase and it was the compass directions, and you’re right, we’d be much better off if we all sought after the truth with mercy and humility.

  2. I think your son is onto something-I take it as why settle? Certainly things happen beyond control but sometimes we are quick to settle because we get immediate gratification-yet we later realize that giving in cheated us out of the more fulfilling option.

    My advice is: know that every person has a story. Don’t label; listen.

    1. Why settle indeed. Listening takes time and concentrated effort. But it’s SO very important. It’s like the old saying, “You attract more with honey than vinegar.”

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