Coffee. Ahhh… the quintessential early morning pick-me-up to get your day going. For some, coffee is a must-have; for others, it’s a treat. I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I can go without coffee, but offer me a Starbucks and I will never refuse!
Knowing I would embark on my flight home at 8:00 AM and not disembark until 5:00 PM, a Starbucks salted caramel coffee sounded like a perfect way to start my travels. As one of my birthday gifts, my forever friend Lisa had sent me a $5 Starbucks card with pay-it-forward instructions on the front of the card.
As I approached the cashier, I turned to the woman behind me and gave her the $5 gift card and my business card. “Be blessed! Enjoy a treat on me!” The cashier, a lively guy named Sean, overheard our conversation and jumped right in. “That was so nice! What a special thing to do!” He then told me about other customers who had done similar acts of kindness by purchasing drinks for complete strangers.
With coffees in hand, I had another patron snap a photo of this random act of kindness. Just in time to board our planes!
Be blessed my friends! And the next time you swing by a Starbucks, look around and see if there’s someone who you can bless. You might be surprised at how good it feels to buy two coffees instead of one! 🙂