Happy National Donut Day!
Every year, on the first Friday of June, we all get up early and roll out of bed before E starts work, we load up in the car and head out to find a nearby donut shop and celebrate the beginning of summer with a yummy treat!
We are big donut fans, but we limit our donut treats to about 5x per year and save them for certain special occasions. Here are some of our previous posts about donuts in honor of National Donut Day.
National Donut Day honors the volunteers of the Salvation Army who brought hope to American soldiers serving on the front lines during WWI. The hope they brought came in the form of donuts. Or perhaps more accurately, hope came when people showed that they cared by showing up and bringing something special to eat. It’s amazing what food can do for people psychologically. There is power in sharing a meal, hosting a tea party, Mother’s Day brunch, Sabbath dinners, homemade pizza, and popcorn during movie night. Food anchors our memories by using our senses of taste, smell, sight, and touch. The warm aroma of mom’s cinnamon rolls baking in the oven brings memories of Christmas mornings and it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Aunt Patsy’s famous cranberry sauce bubbling on the stove. Is it even possible to go sledding without a cup of hot cocoa afterwards? National Donut Day is a reminder that we can all do something to help others, from fighting on the front lines to showing up with donuts. It is a reminder of the power of food and love to lift spirits and win wars.
We hope that you are able to enjoy your favorite donut sometime soon! In the meantime, do you know someone who could use a little extra hope? Is there any small way you can show them that you care?