celebrate kindness

Random Act of Kindness #20

Posted on: October 6, 2012

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!  🙂

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