My Sunny Side: The Donut Man

Every Saturday morning, without fail, he comes.

It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, he comes.  It was snowing like a sonofabitch two weeks ago.  It didn’t matter.  He came.

I finally spoke to him this morning.  I’m kind of kicking myself for not asking his name, but it was 6am.

I thanked him for always bringing us donuts.  I wanted to express my gratitude to him.  I am sure many others have, but it was my turn.

He was a resident here back in 1999.  Since he graduated 17 years ago he has been bringing donuts here every Saturday!  He said “So I always remember where I came from.  Always.”

What a testament to selfless service!  What an inspiration!  While I was living out 17 years of insanity and chaos, every Saturday this man was bringing donuts to the guys battling through recovery.

Today, I am grateful not only to the Donut Man, but also to the idea he represents:  Service To Others.  And I got to thinking:  what can I do today to be of service to someone other than myself?  I need to get out of my head and do something for someone else.


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