Donut Holes

Psalm 104:34 “My meditation of him shall be sweet and I will be glad in the Lord.”

What I am most thankful for? I am most thankful for donut holes!donut holes

We all like donuts, right? Chocolate-frosted, glazed, cream or custard-filled–yum!  Yet, what happens to the piece of donut dough that gets carved out of the center? I’m not sure exactly when or where it begun, but someone thought to take that section of the batter and form donut holes!

The donut hole is an isolated version of its pastry partner but surely as popular and plentiful. It is a finger-licking delicacy!

Aren’t our blessings like donut holes? There’s a bigger, larger situation that grabs our attention, noticing God’s goodness in a magnificent way. But then, in its aftermath, we notice all kinds of small “gems”—the little blessings that are often overlooked or overshadowed. The donut holes have the same ingredients and are just as fulfilling as their bakery counterpart—only in miniature, compacted form!

Here is my summary of what I am thankful for:

I’m thankful for FRIENDS (big donut)… but the donut holes are abundant: co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and contacts I’ve made over the years from just living and  breathing amongst people!

I’m thankful for my FAITH AND SALVATION (big donut)but the donut holes are the characteristics of becoming more Christ-like on a daily basis: grace, mercy, forgiveness, patience and wisdom.

I’m thankful for my FAMILY (big donut)… but the donut holes of a good church family are  also a blessing to me! And a grandbaby on the way….and the spiritual growth I see taking place in the lives of my husband and young-adult children.

The next time you are tempted to pop a tiny donut hole into your mouth, whisper a prayer of thanksgiving for the neglected sweet things in your life. Thank God every day for the donut holes!