WATCH THE DONUT NOT THE HOLE
Have you ever had a song pop into your head and wonder why it is there?
This morning it happened to me. The ditty was from a Burl Ives record of children’s songs I played for my kids because I couldn’t sing and wanted my children to have songs in their background as they played.
Now one of the songs has come back to haunt me and I know why.
The song is titled ‘Watch the Donut Not the Whole’. I’m pasting a snippet to jog your memory.
The hole is the round empty part of an old fashion donut and represents negativity – what is lacking. This leaves the donut to contain all the yummy circle of delicious fried dough – what is present.
My soul was reminding me to focus on the positive.
When the song appeared, I was remembering an unpleasant event from my childhood – a parental demand to perform childcare task for younger siblings. I felt abused for lacking my own independent time with myself.
With the ditty playing in my head, I could easily switch to remembering the fun I had with my siblings inventing games like rock school, races, and storytelling. I also appreciated the early training for motherhood childcare provided.
Now that I am in the ‘elderly’ category, I welcome my memories and recognize the opportunities to focus on the donut.