Happy as a bird with a french fry

by Ginger Goss

I found a kitchen hand towel a few years back that said, “May you be as happy as a bird with a french fry.” And… I fell in love! Something about it just makes me smile every time I see it … and even giggle… i just love it! Plus…. it also makes me think about french fries which I love too… a fresh crispy batch of homemade fries tossed with sea salt… the simple combination of potatoes and salt cooked in a hot sizzling fryer… oh my YUM! I find them too hard to resist! 

As I eat them up, I truly am as happy as a bird with a french fry! UNLESS they aren’t seasoned right. Too little salt or too much salt and all of a sudden those delicious crispy fries are awful! Same ingredients but mixed together out of proportion leads to an easy pass on the fries. A mouth full of salt makes me gag and too little salt makes me reach for something else (like ketchup or sour cream) to fill the void from a lack of seasoning. 

Got me to thinking, I wonder if I’ve ever done that to someone else? Not with french fries but with my words, have I poured on too little or too much “salt”?

“Let your SPEECH ALWAYS be with grace, SEASONED WITH SALT, that you may KNOW how you ought to answer one another.“ Colossians 4:6

As french fries without the perfect amount of salt are less than appealing, so are our words and interactions with others when we lack the proper amount of grace. 

Daddy, as I begin this day may my interactions with others, be seasoned with just the right amount of grace salt so that Your words through me are effective… may they experience the love You have for them that compels them to return for more of YOU … just like me to a plate of perfectly seasoned yumminess! And as they leave my presence, may they truly be as happy as a bird with a french fry! 

Ginger Goss is an amazing woman whose life shines as a testimony of her relationship with Jesus.  She has many gifts and serves the Lord with trust and humility. One of her gifts is that she can write.  I am honored to get to share her words with you. – Cindy Grasso

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