the hot doughnut sign

by Vince Carr

John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.” Luke 3:11

When I go to heaven, I only have one request: “Please let there be a Krispy Kreme, with an eternal hot doughnut sign”. I don’t think that is too much to ask, right? I mean, if you really think about it, Krispy Kreme have to be from God…

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:7 (NIV)

I am pretty sure that the writer was talking about the chewy and crispy, sugar glazed, perfectly fried, circular shaped, piece of doughy heaven, right? Ok, maybe that was a stretch. However, if you know me, you know that I love doughnuts… and not just any doughnuts, HOT KK DOUGHNUTS!

I recently dropped my wife off at work, and grabbed a dozen (or two) on my way back home. Ok, it was really 15 minutes past my wife’s job, but my KK app said the hot doughnut sign light was on. If I’m being honest, the only reason that I dropped my wife off at work was to go to KK and grab some doughnuts. Stop judging me! 😆 While I was saying goodbye to my wife, she mentioned to her co-workers that I was going to Krispy Kreme, and they begin placing orders, like I was UberEats or something.

“I’ll take a glazed.”

“You can bring me one also.”

I laughed it off, and replied, “We’ll see”, which usually means, no. Just ask my kids. As I begin to drive to doughnut mecca, I begin to think: “I wonder what kind of craziness they are going to face tonight”?

See, my wife works in one of the busiest Trauma Center ERs in the southeast. They get everything from kids drowning, to families saying goodbye to their loved ones unexpectedly. Then I begin to think, “they got a rough job”. Before I knew it, I was dropping off doughnuts to the ones that placed an order with me. They told my wife to tell me thank you, and some told me thank you themselves, and a piece of me believes that it brightened their night. Beyond the chaos, the stress, and the tiredness, I was able to use a simple doughnut to let them know that someone was thinking about them… and many of them know my KK addiction, so they knew it was a sacrifice. 😊

Maybe you don’t have a dozen (or two)of hot KK doughnuts to give someone, but maybe you have a smile, a hug, or even a simple hello. You me never know how chaotic their life may be, and how your ‘doughnut’ may have changed their entire perspective on life.

Go out there today and share your ‘doughnut’!

Prayer: God, help me to always remember that you bless me, to be a blessing to others. Amen!