There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee to lift your spirits. This article on CNN proves that coffee is more powerful that we thought. Hurricane victims are visiting coffee shops to get their favorite brew, but also use the internet, connect with neighbors, and resume part of their daily, normal lives. Even if it’s just temporary relief, it’s nice to know that communities can come together over a cup of coffee or a latte or tea, if that’s what you like.
It happens to be Starbucks that is doing such a thing, if you’re interested. Starbucks vs. local coffee shops? Well, that’s a debate for another day. It makes sense that if any business can remain open in such depressed times, Starbucks would be it. And in this case, if it’s helping to keep a neighborhood connected and full of hope (and preventing caffeine withdrawal), then it’s a good thing.
What would we do without coffee? It’s a normal part of everyday life in America, which, without it would turn people upside down. After all, there is that saying about it’s the little things in life that matter and one step at a time.
Enjoy your coffee today, everyone. And if you have the means to help hurricane devastated areas or the time (volunteer vacationism – recovery clean-up) please give it a thought.