I stopped into Dunkin’ Donuts™ early this morning. And as I was standing there in the crowd waiting for my line to move forward, I noticed a guy at the counter in the next line beside me. He was selecting a dozen donuts to fill a big box and he was being very deliberate about it.
He said, “I’ll have some of those.” “No, not those.” “Yes, two of those and one of that kind.” “And a few of those, and three of those.” “None of that, and none of those there.” “I’ll have some of those – no, not that one, those up there.”
The line behind him was long and he was very careful about his selections. He wasn’t an old guy either; he looked to be in his early 30′s. I imagined that as he made his choices that he was thinking of those who would enjoy them with him. He didn’t let the length of the line or the impatience of those behind him deter him from his choices.
As I watched him, I found myself enjoying his careful process. I’ve found myself thinking of him all day – his calm and precise selection of exactly the right donuts. And I started wondering, how many of us are as careful with our thoughts as we are with our donuts?
Hmmm, which one is more important? LOL