Today’s cup of generosity was purchased at Starbucks, zip code 97071. There was nothing out of the ordinary for the daily transaction, save for the barista’s unfortunate mistake of giving me an iced soy latte. ‘Twas a slight fail, only because I was looking forward to a hot cup of coffee to cope with the 39° temperature. The barista was more than apologetic and quickly rung up my new transaction as I paid for the vehicle behind me, at an $8.20 price tag.
As I drove off, there was a feeling of satisfaction for another successful day in the project of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. I happily sipped my hot latte and then noticed the day’s lucky patron pull up alongside me, merging toward the busy freeway. To the driver in that big GMC Yukon with local Salmon plates, I know you didn’t notice, but I gave you a nod and raised my red cup. Merry 4th day of Christmas.