As I was planning for this week’s post, I had to laugh at myself. Last week I wrote about eating healthy and exercising. This week, I’ll be writing about donuts. Ha!
A couple of weeks ago I stopped by my favorite donut shop. (Krispy Kreme use to be favorite, gosh I miss them.) I went in to treat my kiddos, as we hadn’t been there for a while. I have been going to Foster’s Donuts for years, even before my 12 year old was born. Her dad use to love their chocolate covered donuts. They are made with a chocolate dough, and then glazed. So yummy. My daughter has a favorite too, their chocolate chip bar-it has chocolate chips on top AND inside. Heavenly.
As I went in that day, I was talking to the owner, and she shared with me about her family.
Foster’s Donuts is owned by a nice little married couple. They have at least 2 kids (I think they have 3), and two of them are in New York, getting their Master’s Degree. In fact, one of them had successfully graduated this year. In July, the shop will be closed for 2 weeks while they fly out to celebrate this accomplishment. While she was sharing this with me, I could see how proud she was as a mom, and how she was looking forward to the trip.
This got me thinking…How well do we know our local business owners? How often do we talk to the people at the places we frequent? Some of us may do so on a regular basis. Earlier this week I stopped off at a different donut store (prepping for this post sure is hard work), which is not my usual place. I have, however, gone in there before because it’s sometimes on my way. I had different children with me this morning, and this is a donut store they frequent. Guess what? They knew each other! My friend’s son said, “They know us here.” And sure enough, when we walked in, the owner said hi and they struck up a conversation. I love that connection we make to those in our community!
So, I challenge you this week. If you don’t know a local business owner in your neighborhood, reach out to them! Or maybe you’ve wanted to get to know someone from a place you visit often. Extend a welcome and find out a little about them. Share a little about yourself too, and hopefully a new relationship will grow from that!
PS-What’s your favorite donut place?