This is the beginning. Cup 1. The first of 365 cups of kindness. Today’s coffee purchase was quite spontaneous. It happened quickly, and spurred an idea for the coming year: to purchase coffee for strangers in hopes of brightening the day, and bring a little joy into a hectic and sometimes senseless world.
Today’s cups took place at Starbucks, zip code 97303. After paying for my items, I presented a $20 bill at the counter and asked the barista to pay for the coffee(s) behind me. The barista appeared a tad confused, but the customers behind me were thankful. One laughed a little bit– out of sheer surprise, I imagine. I was pleased. It brought a smile to my face as I quietly slid into my chair, sipped my extra-hot latte, and bit the top hat off a colorfully iced snowman cookie.