Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Generosity in a Cup of Coffee

Yesterday I heard this beautiful story that happened in a Starbucks in the U.S., maybe it was in Pennsylvania...not quite sure. Anyway this story really put me in the Christmas spirit and reaffirmed to me what the season is all about.
It happened in the drive through that a woman pulled up and said she not only wanted to pay for her coffee but for the coffee of the guy behind her. So when the guy behind her pulled up to the window the Starbucks employee explained that his coffee had been paid for by the woman in the car ahead of him. Well, he decided he would then pay for the coffee of the person behind him and so on and so on and so on. This chain continued for two hours at Starbucks where people were doing something simple but kind for another human being. I love this story because it brings home the fact that showing a bit of kindness to another means so very much even in just receiving a free coffee.
So in the vein of this generosity I too would like to do something kind for one of you. Anyone who leaves a comment on my blog today or tomorrow (Saturday or Sunday) will be entered into a draw for a piece of my art. It will probably be an older piece but a piece of my art just the same. I will put all of your names into a hat and have my daughter swish them around and pick one. I will announce the winner on Monday morning (December 24).
Thank you to each and everyone who reads my blog. I have received some wonderful comments about my work from people who don't even know me but it has meant so much. Have a wonderful weekend


andrea said...

Pick me! Pick me! (Love the story.)

Stephen Magsig said...

Thanks for comment and Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Great blog, great photos, great art and great story, we need it here as our president has done everything he can for the last seven years to destroy everything good. Thanks for the pick me up,
Love your blog, Stephen

tascha said...

That's a great story!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs to Simba!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Beautiful photo, Melody, and I love that story.
Best ever for your holidays,

Anonymous said...

What a great "Christmas spirit" story. Have a "Mery Christmas"!

Washington State

Cynthia said...

That's very generous, Melody!

Merry Christmas to you and your family and I wish you a Happy New Year too.