What Design-Your-Own-Doughnut Has Taught Me About Life1:52 AM
Designing a doughnut is so much like designing your own life.
Here's how we designed doughnuts at the Krispy Kreme booth and what I've learned through it about life:
Design-Your-Own-Doughnut Life Lessons
Step 1First, wear your gloves. The staff told me to make sure that I wear the gloves securely to avoid getting chocolates in my arms or sleeves.
The gloves represents the Word or your principle in life. If you put on God's word or stand by your belief, you can be sure that nothing can shake you or lead you astray.
In life, we have to be cautious. Always on the look out and be sure to protect ourselves from dangers that lurk around.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:10–12)
Step 2Choose a doughnut. Don't hold it too tightly.
We all know that Krispy Kreme is really soft it almost melts in your touch.
Life is a choice.
Treat your life with utmost care. Hold it delicately in your hands because it is a precious gift. Don't be too hard on yourself.
Step 3Dip the doughnut into the melted chocolate. Ah, the smell of the chocolate is so inviting. So tempting. But, too much chocolate is bad for you.
Sometimes, the world can be so tempting, pulling you into its sublunary pit. You indulge into worldliness and get overwhelmed, lost and covered by it's shallowness that you forget who you really are. You can no longer recognize yourself.
Step 4Put the doughnut on the table and decorate with sprinkles and icing.
After falling into the mud of life, you've got two choices. Either you let yourself sink deeper and be lost completely, or you get up, and sprinkle your life with joy and goodness.
You may not be the same person as you were before the trial but you can turn the ugly into something beautiful and colorful. You can still color your life.
It's never too late to start over, turn things around and be the better version of yourself.
Step 5Take a picture of your creation and post it.
After designing the doughnut, I thought I just made a mess. I thought it wasn't good enough. I was never an artistic person. But a stranger saw it and told me it was beautiful.
Sometimes, we judge ourselves. We set a standard too high to reach...even for us. But, someone out there would give anything just to have what we have. Someone appreciates us as we are.
We are too blessed, but are too blinded by criticisms that we don't see it.
After learning your lesson, document it. Write it on a journal so you would always remember. And don't forget to share it to the world.
Be a living testimony that good things can still result from a bad experience.
Show your battle scars and proclaim how beautiful it has made you. You don't know how many souls you can heal, inspire and motivate by just sharing your imperfect story to the world.
Be a living proof that your past does not define your future.
Turn your mess into a beautiful message.
Your life may be a little messy right now, but you can still make it beautiful.
How are you going to design your life?
Last weekend, I attended the Blogapalooza 2014.
The activity I enjoyed the most was Design Your Own Doughnut at the Krispy Kreme booth, which inspired me to write this article.
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