I don’t eat donuts, I haven’t in 15 years. I especially don’t eat Krispy Kreme donuts — you know, the glazed glories that have over 18% of the recommended daily allotment (RDA) of fat and 25% of the RDA of sugar in just one small donut. Imagine my surprise when I found a large box of Krispy Kremes on my office desk as I walked into the gym this morning. Who in a gym would think that I would even consider eating one, and moreover why in the world would they give me a dozen?
Reluctantly, I opened the box, and to my great surprise, found no donuts, but instead a large bowl of mixed fresh fruit.
Inside the box, written on the inside top, was a note from newly hired personal trainer Aaron. The note read: “It is awesome when we take the time to discover what things (or people) are truly like on the inside,” and went on to describe his appreciation and enthusiasm for the opportunity the gym gave him in being hired.
Aaron’s message is one that reveals the depth and beauty in those around us. Just like he said, all we need to do is to take the time to open people’s boxes. When we do, we might find something unexpectedly beautiful and colorful inside.