Today’s Cup 27 was released into the coffee universe at Starbucks, zip code 97303. It was one of those moments in which the act of kindness started off as a $.50 tab, took a 45° turn, and then somehow boomeranged back into the category of free. I mean, it wasn’t just free for Mister white Hyundai driver, it was free for me, too. I repeat, no one paid for that cup of coffee.
I tried to keep up with the two baristas who quickly chattered in unison, describing something about my gold card status. I guess I’m a Starbucks VIP. Well, not really. But for a couple of minutes, the baristas convinced me otherwise.
As I sipped my extra-hot soy latte, I smiled. It was a great way to end the day. That Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope just bounced right back into my coffee cup. It was worth savoring those first few sips and the serendipity of the moment. Another cup of kindness. Boom.