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Coffee Gives That Make You Happy – Pass It Forward

These coffee gives that make you happy can be caffeinated or decaffeinated. Yes, caffeine can help in changing your mood but we are looking at other ways coffee can make you happy. Give a coffee to others or share a coffee with others to make both of you happier. Whhaaaat? Oh and by the way if you want to switch your coffee happiness for tea happiness, hot chocolate happiness, these five gives will generate the same level of happy. Some days I think the hot chocolate happiness is just a tad bit more happy but hey, depends if you love chocolate (who doesn’t love chocolate).

Dole Out These 5 Coffee Gives That Will Make You Happy

I have been doing these coffee gives since I started giving in 2010. They are easy, a wonderful surprise, and puts a smile on the face of anyone who receives any of these coffee gives. The most it will cost you is $3.00 (or less in other countries) and the rewards last all day long. My son Nic continues to look for ways to buy or treat someone to a drink so he too can feel happy after you completes his give. These coffee gives can be done randomly, a few times a year. They don’t need to be done every day. You will know when it is time to conduct a coffee give as the opportunity always presents itself!

Buy A Stranger A Coffee

This can be done in line at the coffee shop, in the drive thru, at a local diner or in a restaurant. My favorite is to add a coffee to my bill and let the barista decide who gets my free coffee. I have also asked a waitress for the bill of a person enjoying a coffee in a restaurant. The drive thru is fun as people really will not be able to see who purchased their coffee. You have driven off before they know their coffee is paid for.

Recycle Your Coffee Grains

Did you know your garden loves coffee grains? This planet give is a great way to fertilize your garden and not put more kitchen waste in your garbage. Coffee grounds are approximately 1.45 percent nitrogen. They also contain magnesium, calcium, potassium, and other trace minerals. They are a great fertilizer, add nutrients and help to keep pests away. you can also add water to your coffee grounds and water your plants with the ‘coffee tea’. So don’t throw away your coffee grains, use them in your green compost or add them directly to your garden. This is an easy planet give!

Take Someone Out For Coffee

Is there a new employee in the office? Is there a senior you love to share time with? Have you seen your parents lately? Or have you neglected to see a friend lately? These are all great coffee gives that will make both you and your coffee date happy. Make the time, send them a message and go have that long overdue coffee!

Use Steel Coffee Mugs For Your Coffee To-Go

Ditch the plastic, paper or styrofoam. Buy yourself a steel coffee/tea mug and fill it up when you need a coffee to go. If you want to be really eco, bring your own spoon to stir it as well. I keep a stainless steel swizzle stick in my purse so I can stir my coffee without out using plastic, wood or paper. I love it! If you have a friend or colleague who has a daily Cup of Joe, treat them to a stainless steel coffee mug as well. You just might find they too pass it forward and buy a friend a coffee cup! Happiness will just keep rippling around the office.

Buy Someone a Coffee Card

This is a wonderful give for the coffee lovers we know. It is also a great donation for shelters, people who are finding it hard to make ends meet, or someone living on the street. Coffee cards ensure that someone gets a much needed coffee or much needed food. During the winter the homeless are guaranteed hot beverages when they need it, not when you are able to able to give it. I love writing a note and slipping in a coffee card to show I care, I appreciate you.

So how about it. Why not do a coffee give today using one of these 5 ideas. Join the 365give Community with your free membership and inspire others to do the same. Now how simple is that!



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