Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 31: Today, I am grateful that coffee can speak love.
Today, I learned about "suspended coffee".
This video is about the Italian born custom of purchasing a coffee for yourself and then paying for one more, for the person who has no money to buy coffee. It is a pay-it-forward, random act of kindness in a cup of java. How sweet it is.
Some include allow patrons to pay for a meal, too. It is literally giving the hungry and desperate a safe, warm place to savor a hot coffee and maintain their dignity. It is giving to "the least of these..." and tangibly showing that there are people who care and care to make a difference.
It has caught on in different places. I don't know if we have any local establishments that provide this opportunity to give.
My heart can hardly take the ugly in the media. It is a perfect day to share something positive and good. There is joy in giving. There is blessing in receiving. It is hand warming and heart softening for all. It is a reminder that there is love and kindness in the world and we can be His hands.
Hatred and violence seem to happen in clusters. I love this gentle reminder that love can be poured out one cup of coffee at a time.