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Mindful Moment for Monday !

Monday, January 06, 2014

Today I would like to share an awesome story! :) No, not MY story.

"We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?” My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.” Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks ‘Do you have any suspended coffee?’ It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.

Isn't that awesome! Especially in this cold weather. I just send FB messages to the newspapers and radio stations in our city AND got an answer back from our largest newspaper saying "I am not aware of any coffee shops where this happens, but we can have someone check. Sounds like it could make for a pretty interesting story." It shows that every one of us can make a difference! Even ME! emoticon
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  • BILLB000
    Great story. Thanks for sharing it. I am going to start suspending a coffee. Maybe it will start a trend in my hometown.
    1356 days ago
    Love it !
    I am going to start telling people about that.
    1358 days ago
    I read about that the other day. Seems like a great way to "pay it forward" don't you think? Thanks for sharing here! Hugs, Jeannie
    1358 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    I've always felt that if each person took care of others less fortunate in their area of the world, the ripple effect would be felt all over. I've also been told to take off my rose-colored glasses. It gave me a warm feeling to read your example of this kindness being extended. Thank you.
    1358 days ago
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