For 5 months, I've passed the sign, about 1/2 mile from the area where I live.
COMING SOON.. DUNKIN' DONUTS.
Now it's almost ready to open.
I have a long standing love (craving, weakness...) for Dunkin' Donuts. Krispy Kremes were never a big temptation, they just didn't taste the same.
But THIS is a serious test, one that will be a daily red flag as I drive by. I wish it were not that way, but I know it will be. Certain foods just draw you in, so here is my plan...
I'm not going there.
If I never park my car in front, or drive through their drive through... I will not eat donuts!
The reason this is important is because I am not one of those who casually orders a donut and goes on her way.
I am not a one donut Dunkin' Donut girl.
If I only had one, I would be thinking of the one I ate and the one I didn't eat, until I went back and got the other one, and you just can't do that every day as you pass the place. Some of you would be fine with just doing it once in awhile, not me.
So... if I never have a Dunkin' Donut (and for about 35 years I've managed not to), then I will be fine. That's my plan.. to just keep driving.
(Of course, if I ever DID stop and have one, it would be either Bavarian Creme filling, Lemon or raspberry filling or even just the plain old cake donut, but for sure, one of each.)
I know there is a spiritual lesson here...
There are certain things, certain areas of life, that for us, are better left alone. We know what they are. They may not be sinful in and of themselves, but it may be risky territory for me.
Sometimes The Message says things in a way that makes me laugh out loud...
(Dedicated to my family, who knows this about me, but loves me anyway! :) )