Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cup 189

Today’s Cup 189 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. My order tallied $4.04 and the sedan behind me ordered a cup for $5.05. As the barista handed over my drink and routinely double-swiped my iPhone, she made note of the quirkiness of the totals–as if it were meant to be. We both smiled. Just like the daily shot of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until next time.

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Cup 188

Today’s Cup 188 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. I didn’t get a good look at the car behind me, but it was a simple order for six bucks and change. There wasn’t anything spectacular about the daily Cup of Kindness other than the fact I was with wonderful company and enjoyed the trip to and from the local coffee shop. At the 52% mark of the 365 Cups blog project, it was another successful day which marked a shot of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Here’s to hoping you’re so inspired to send out a shot of kindness. Until next time.

Cup 187

Today’s Cup 187 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. I’m not sure what the Honda minivan driver and crew ordered for a whopping $11.00 and change, but it was quickly processed by the cute, friendly barista from Cup 43. She is adept at my daily routine and typically does the double iPhone swipe without missing a beat. She handed over my soy latte with a big smile and thanks. It was another successful day toward the goal of 365 Cups of Kindness, with Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. All the way around.

Cup 186

Today’s Cup 186 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. Unlike my typical morning drive-thru routine, I entered the store, and then ordered a soy latte. I asked the woman next to me if I could buy her daily coffee and she politely replied: “Oh no, that’s ok, I buy the expensive $4.00 coffee.” I laughed and said: “I drink $4.00 coffees too, go ahead and order!” She happily ordered and profusely thanked me, and then joked about it being her lucky day. I mentioned she might want to buy a lottery ticket or too–that perhaps it was her lucky day. The barista then handed off the drinks, and as I left the store she and the patron yelled out: “Thanks for the coffee Francis, have a great day!” I laughed again. Francis scores again–another day down in the mission of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. Until next time.

Cup 185

coffee cupToday’s Cup 185 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. I made my way into the drive-thru as I was headed off to a full day of college courses, and noticed I was all alone. I thought perhaps the daily cup of kindness might not be released into the coffee universe, that is, until a grey sedan queued up in my rear-view. After a quick $4.25 swipe of the iPhone, a cup of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope was sent out to that unsuspecting stranger. Another day down. Another cup toward kindness. Until next time.

Cup 184

coffee cupToday’s Cup 184 was transacted at Starbucks, zip code 97071. It was a quick $3.75 for the driver of a sedan behind me. The barista cheerfully rang up both orders, and as I drove off, smiled and said: “Thanks Francis, have a great day!” Like yesterday, I laughed a bit. No one knows my name, yet,  I wouldn’t have it any other way. Until next time, and until that next shot of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope.

Cup 183

Today’s Cup 183 was purchased at Starbucks, zip code 97071. Instead of going to the drive-thru, I made my way into the store since I needed to purchase some gift cards as well. I noticed a woman in the line behind me and I asked if I could please purchase her cup of coffee. She quickly beamed and replied: “But I order an expensive $4.00 coffee!” I smiled and said, “No worries, I drink $4 coffees, too!” She was very grateful and thanked me profusely. She also paid attention as the barista wrote my coffee name, Francis, on the cup. After paying, grabbing my goods, and heading out the door, the unsuspecting patron yelled out: “Thank you Francis, have a great day.” I waved and happily headed out the door. But as I did, I thought, is Francis just a big ol’ liar? After all, I’m gathering a new circle of cohorts that have never, ever learned my real name. It makes me smile all the same. After, all, it’s in the spirit of Fully Caffeinated Generosity and Hope. And, everybody needs a coffee name. Or two.

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