Today’s Cup 85 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. Under the clear afternoon spring sky, I ordered a soy latte and noticed the car in my rear-view. It was a sporty, silver-colored car, with not one, nor two, but three passengers. I only noticed this detail because of their quick clown-car-in-the-parade shuffle while waiting to place their orders. I braced myself, checking my iPhone, ensuring enough money in my Starbucks gold-card account. I surely didn’t want to run out of money for the day’s cup of kindness.
As the barista rang up the order, and thanked me for the kindness, I noticed daffodils on the counter. The barista mentioned that a coffee patron drops them off each day, bringing a little joy to everyone. I snapped a shot to serve as a reminder of the beauty of the day, the goodwill, and the successful mission of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Here’s hoping those folks enjoyed the gift. All eight dollars and sixty cents’ worth. May you be blessed with spring daffodils in sight and a shot of kindness in your cup.