i have a little fun challenge for you this weekend. want to try it out? ok!

when you find yourself in the drive-through for coffee today/this weekend (you know you will, right?), ask the cashier window guy/girl if you can pay for the person’s coffee behind you (unless of course they’re stocking up for their company holiday party and buying 10 dozen donuts and coffee, etc haha). a friend of mine told me yesterday that she was getting her coffee and was surprised to find out that her coffee had been paid for by the car in front of her, with a message “merry christmas!” she was so touched by the thought that she decided to do the same for the person behind her and asked the attendant how long this had been going on. the coffee attendant replied “oh, this has been going on for the past 2 and a half hours straight!”

i mean how awesome is that? something as simple as paying for a coffee can not only make someone’s day, but can also get you in to the giving spirit right off the bat. it’s not big, but it’s something. give it a whirl this weekend and see if you can start a 2 and a half hour trend. i’m off to do that this very minute :)

have a great weekend everyone!

  • Liz says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    UM, I LOVE THIS. Too bad there’s no such thing as a drive through coffee shop in Amsterdam.. Although this has just made spreading christmas cheer top of mind for me this weekend!

  • hannah says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    jacin, i love this idea! i’m so happy you posted it…this time of year can be so bogged down by material concerns, it’s good to be reminded that holiday spirit is about more than just what’s under the tree :) i’m definitely going to include this in my blog’s link roundup today… + i will absolutely be participating next time i’m in line at the drive-thru! thanks again xx

  • Elizabeth says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    Such a good idea! But I think even just Rhody’s face is enough to spread cheer - look at that smile! You can tell he’s happy to be reunited with you :).

  • Cyn @ Cyn Kain Photography says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    Love this friend! And love Rhody’s sweet face :) xo

  • Stacey says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    I’ve always wanted to do this, but do you just pay for the largest size of the most fancy drink? Or just toss a few bucks toward it? SO FUN :-) I’ve heard people do this at toll booths too.

  • Erika says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    I was geared up to do this once, but realized I had a teenage boy behind me in line. I aborted mission to avoid the barista writing “Mrs. Robinson” on my holiday cup. I’m going to give it another try this weekend! ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Michelle says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    So awesome! Thanks for the inspiration. On another note - your dog could not be cuter in this picture. Looks like he’s smiling :)

  • Sofia says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    Jacin, i love this idea in so many ways!!!! Can’t wait to do the same here in Portugal! Have a great weekend!

  • Brit Tucker Stewart says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    I do this all the time! Such an easy thing to do!

  • Diana says on December 14, 2012 Reply

    Love this and sharing!! Merry Christmas sweety…love this photo with Rhody and your Christmas coffee cup!

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