Why "26 Donuts"?
Once upon a time, I had a job where I worked extra hours in exchange for a day off every other Friday. To ease the pain of those Fridays where I did have to be at work, I got myself a donut. A donut every other week adds up to twenty-six donuts in a year. I don't have that job any more, but I carry on my Donut Day tradition.
Those twenty-six donuts are more than just a sugary indulgence: they're a little spot of sweetness to anticipate and enjoy. Life is happier, I think, when you can find those simple things that make everything a little bit better.