Tell Me Something Good Friday – Donuts Delight

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here we go with the second edition of “tell me something good,” which was debuted last friday along with the intent behind it!
it occurred yet again at a grocery store (can you tell i spend most of my time buying food?) i was casually perusing the individual bagels in the bakery, contemplating whether or not my morning should include a sesame bagel or just an entire loaf of bread. this is when i saw the goodness happen.
a young boy, probably around four years ago with his trustyย thomas the train backpack larger than his own back, stood in front of the section next to me. he gazed up with a twinkle in his eye and his mouth fell slightly open – he found the donut section.
tell me something good donuts
i noticed an elderly man come up behind him and rest his withered hands on his grandson’s shoulders. the young boy whipped around, turning his gaze from the glazed donuts to his grandfather’s eyes and said,
oh pleeeeeease can i have just one?! i promise it won’t ruin my dinner! pleeeeeeease!?!?
their eyes locked for a few moments and then the grandfather gave a swift nod and said,
pick the best one!
he chose the one with sprinkles. smart kid.
the grandfather helped him put it in the little bag and folded over the top, to decrease the chance of an escape should the bag drop. with an extra pep in his step, the little boy grabbed the donut in one hand and hisย grandfather’s hand with the other.
that, to me, was simple goodness.
your turn – tell me something good you have seen lately!
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  1. Jane H

    January 22, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Grocery stores! Love them. Love going to them near and far, high end or low. Very magical places with lots of local color and raucous marketing galore. Love them. Always have. Always will. I’m tall. People ask for my help frequently to reach the high shelf stuff for them. I’m a grocery store addict, you might say.

    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:34 am

      i really love grocery stores too, jane! i always make it a point to venture into them especially when we are traveling to new places! i love that people also ask you to get things down for them! i had this happen to me a few weeks ago and i found it hilarious and awesome!
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  2. Jennifer Haston

    January 22, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Hey Chelsie!! My husband,who is just awesome, went to my car last night and fixed my seat belt buckle which keeps sliding all the way down to the slot between the door and seat, it seems like a small favor till you hurt your back (sadface) but now you don’t have to reach ALL the way down to get it. He is ALWAYS doing things like this.. but that is my “tell you something good” Friday! (totally heard it in my head by the way) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:44 am

      awww good job hubby! that’s so sweet and kind about the seatbelt! i hope your back feels better sooooon jennifer, sorry that’s going on. thanks for sharing your something good with us!

  3. Kate

    January 22, 2016 at 5:31 am

    That’s probably why I have such a positive association with donuts–my dad would always treat us to one after church; my grandparents always brought them to us when they came to visit; and my dad would buy one for us after our dentist appointments when we were kids (don’t worry guys, we never had cavities, and what else are you supposed to do when there’s a Krispy kreme practically next door?)
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    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:45 am

      awww love that donuts run deep in your family, kate! mmmm now i want a krispy kreme! plus i do think there is a rule about having to get one when there is store next to where you are ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for linking up and sharing your good story with us!

  4. Lindsay

    January 22, 2016 at 5:35 am

    That. Is. Adorable. “Pick the best one” made me smile so hard. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, not to be creepy, but your grocery store’s donut section and price signs look a lot like my grocery store’s donut section and price signs. Do they have Tom Thumb in Portland? Gahhh, we even shop at the same grocery store. Blog BFFs furreal.
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    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:49 am

      riiiight?! the cutest. i got a little misty watching it – like a creeper. we do not have “tom thumb” grocery stores in portland – it was a safeway! maybe they are owned by the same peeps OR there is a donut sign printer that has a monopoly over all the stores! basically blog BFFs for ever, regardless of exactly same store ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Audrey

    January 22, 2016 at 6:43 am

    I probably would’ve cried watching this take place because I’m such a sucker. I love little exchanges like this. I’m definitely participating next week!! I can’t wait!
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    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

      not going to lie – i totally got a little misty, audrey! it was the sweetest! yay – we would love to have you join us!

  6. Elyse

    January 22, 2016 at 7:28 am

    That is so sweet! I wanted to participate this week but so far I haven’t witnessed anything…I’ll blame it on the heartless Torontonians.
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    • chelsea

      January 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

      hahah oh that gave me a good laugh, elyse!!! curse those darn torontonians haha ๐Ÿ™‚ even if you don’t see something specific, feel free to share any goodness that you have in your own life too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Debra

    January 22, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Those are the special things grandparents get to do that make the relationship so wonderful!