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Day 133: A Coffee A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

I decided to take Andrew Allen’s lead from his guest post on 365give last week and do a coffee GIVE. This is the easiest way to GIVE someone a wonderful surprise in their day. I liked doing it so much and so did the women working at the coffee shop, I have decided to do it once a week.

Day 133: Give 133

Today was one of the easiest GIVES I have done to date. I went to get myself a cup of tea at our local coffee house, Bean Around the World and I asked the women serving me to add a “tall” coffee to my bill. I wanted to buy the next person that was coming in the door for their morning fix a big “Cup of Joe.” The women serving me was so excited to see who that person would be and what they would say. I was just happy to know, I gave someones day a little boost.

I left one of my 365give business cards for the “coffee person” of the day and if you happen to be out there – the person that received their coffee from me – send us note. As much as I love giving, I love hearing how it feels to receive. Especially your morning coffee!

No miracles, no changing the world, but with any luck I change one persons world for a minute today and just maybe that inspired them to in turn, do the same for someone else.

Time Commitment: 1 minute

Cost: $2.00

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Together we can change the world one day at a time.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
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“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
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Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)