Life Lessons

What Design-Your-Own-Doughnut Has Taught Me About Life

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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 1

First, 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.

Life Lesson:
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 2

Choose a doughnut. Don't hold it too tightly.

We all know that Krispy Kreme is really soft it almost melts in your touch.

Life Lesson:
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 3

Dip 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.

Life Lesson:
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 4

Put the doughnut on the table and decorate with sprinkles and icing.

Life Lesson:
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 5

Take 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.
Be a living proof that your past does not define your future.
Turn your mess into a beautiful message.

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.

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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  1. This post is amazing. I love how you took simple instructions from the Krispy Kreme booth and turned them into metaphors for life. It's so true though. We are too hard on ourselves at times. Thank you for the reminder and for making me a bit hungry lol

  2. Thank you for the life lessons! and your donut made me hungry :)

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  4. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome blog post! It reminds me that life is a balance of catch and release. We cannot hold onto anything too tightly and must keep our eyes on Jesus who is the Arthur and Finisher of our faith. And although we go through times of self-doubt, the Bible is clear that all His works are marvelous! Thanks for the reminder to hold on because God can make something beautiful out of my life.

  5. This is great! LOVE IT! And now I want to go to Krispy Kreme...! We are all just one beautiful mess after another. Who knew such meaningful life lessons could come from a doughnut! : )

  6. What a beautiful way of looking at life! It is very true it is all about the choices we make and I loved the reference to the sprinkles with joy! #bloggercaregroup

  7. design ko is like my blog pink with unicorns haha another awesome post, lux. i wanna try that, too! kaso hindi ako nakain ng doughnuts haha when i was a child pinasalubungan ako ng mom ko ng isang dosenang dunkin, naubos ko ayun nagsuka ako at nilagnat, after noon hindi na ako kumain ng doughnuts ever! :)) hmmm donuts sa bakery na may asukal pwede pa hahaha and last time na nagustuhan ko na doughnuts is yung sa with almonds haha okay medyo hyper ako ang haba. :))

  8. I love how you related life to each of these steps. What a great way to look at life and make something beautiful from something messy. Enjoyed your post very much!

  9. Krispy Kreme? NOW you're talkin'!

    And that you could glean some spiritual insights from it all? God is so good ...

    And now I am SO hungry!


  10. Such a sweet, thoughtful post. It definitely makes you think, while simultaneously wanting to eat donuts :D

  11. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are my absolutely favorite!! choosing to find the great things in life is my favorite too!! what a wonderful way to illustrate it!

    thanks for the smile!

  12. Hello Superlux, decided to check out my "dedicated blog follower" and found out you have some blogs. What awesome blogs they are. I love this post particularly. It's simply wonderful. Thanks for all the support so far. I'll definitely visit more often.

  13. What a fun experience and great lessons. Who would have thought a Krispy Kreme could inspire so many life lessons! Yum!

  14. Oh wow, I have never made a doughnut but it sounds like a lot of fun! As well as that, I love how you related it to life lessons, every step, and they were really meaningful. Reading posts like these make me smile :)

  15. Can I have the doughnut please..? feeling hungry now...

    nice writing!!

  16. I love how others can look at simple tasks and turn them into life meaningful thoughts and insights. And now I want donuts! haha

    Thanks for sharing your outlooks with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup !

  17. You can learn so much from the littlest things in life.
    Thanks Lux for sharing.
    Many Blessings to you

  18. Love this post - it is amazing how we can learn some great lessons from life's little everyday things. Blessings. Visiting from Faith and Fellowship Link Up.

  19. This is such a great analogy! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!