Friday, April 24, 2009

A First Trip To Krispy Kreme Donuts

If you know me, you know I love donuts. Always have. I'd probably weigh about 40 pounds less if they didn't exist, because I probably eat too much of them.

Its beyond comprehension actually. I could eat a donut everyday. Really, if I were honest, I could eat two, sometimes three a day. I would say that there are more days than not that I would think about having a donut. Fritters, raised, cake, crullers, holes, old fashioned, it doesn't matter. They all have a place in my heart.

I know great donut places too. I've been to a bunch of them in the Puget Sound area. I know which places have the best, and which don't.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to take some missionaries from Holland, whom I met in Ghana on a driving tour of Seattle. Of course, as part of our trip, I figured it would be best to include a few stops at some of the best donut shops in the area. Maybe its just me, but when I think about the best that Seattle has to offer, I usually start with the donut stops.

So throughout the day I was dropping subtle hints about donuts. As in, "would you guys like some donuts" and "hey, there's a great donut place" and "Do they have donuts in the Netherlands"?

We were down at Pike Place Market and I tried to get them to join me in a donut at the stand next to the flying fish. I only got one, a small raised (they have dinner plate sized fritters for 8 dollars) and they seemed uninterested.

We were on our way home, driving south on the viaduct, and I took the exit to get to Interstate 90, and as luck (or natural desire) would have it, we drove by Krispy Kreme Donuts, the donut mecca of the universe. I couldn't help it. I asked them if they had ever a Krispy Kreme, and of course they hadn't.

They finally gave in. After all of my hints, my encouragements, my talking, after about a dozen comments, they agreed to try a Krispy Kreme.

Do you know what? They loved them. Best donut they ever had they said. I could tell in their voice that wished they would have grabbed a few more when they had the chance. I told them to get three or four, but they settled with one for each and one to share. My job was done.

What's the point to this dribble? If I had never encouraged my guests to experience something that I loved, they would be lost and devoid of the Krispy Kreme experience.

What are you keeping to yourself that you should be sharing? What has God blessed you with that you could encourage someone else with? God didn't bless you so you could keep it to yourself and be happy. He did it so you could be a blessing.

Sure, it may not be a donut, but the point is easy- be a person that shares, and watch how it blesses other people.

Happy Friday!


  1. Thanks for starting out my day with a good laugh as well as good advice.

  2. Ah Krispy Kreme... I love when they are fresh... Not the ones they sell at the store, but the fresh by two minute piping hot ones that melt in your mouth.... I do get the point of the blog, but now I'm thinking it's doughnuts for breakfast... -Ryan

  3. Of course you took them to Donut Star, correct? Because I am sure you know that is THE BEST DONUT PLACE IN THE WORLD!

  4. It definitely helps to go sight-seeing with you on an empty stomach, we would have listened to your 'subtle' hints sooner! Is there a spiritual lesson in it as well??

  5. Ps. Matt,
    Sorry that we gave you such a hard time yesterday.
    For us it was a great one. Thank you and Crystal so much for taking us on this Seattle tour.

    God Bless you.

  6. Thanks Matt for the timely reminder.

    God Bless!

  7. you are a goof, but we got krispy kremes on thursday!! chocolate covered creme filled and the old fashioned glazed. mmmmmmm. mouth watering.... and yes, i totally get the jist of the spiritual message here. now to read my bible whilst i eat a krispy kreme!! :)