#6 Treat someone to coffee and chats.

There are three c’s I hold dear in my heart: coffee, chats and carbs.

(We will leave carbs out of this post, even though I think the creation of bread is truly mankind’s greatest act of kindness.)

Today’s act of kindness is simple. One that almost anyone can afford, but that I don’t think I do often enough. I treated a friend to coffee, but more importantly, I listened to her without yammering on about my own shit.

Full disclaimer: I am an interrupter. I love jumping into a story to say my piece. Not necessarily because I’m rude or am not interested in listening, I just get overexcited and want to contribute. Sorry, friends! Working on it. 

I let her vent, express her frustrations, got caught up on her recent boy dramzzz and focused on making her the centre of my attention. With my iPhone securely stored in my purse, I devoted that hour to listening, ensuring that I only provided sage wisdom when explicitly prompted.

This is an act of kindness that I will be repeating regularly – booking it right into my work calendar. My friend left the conversation, noticeably happier, thanking me for the opportunity to get everything off her chest.

And with that, it’s a wrap on Day 6. Full steam ahead into the weekend!

Total Kindness Cost: $2

If you have any ideas for acts of kindness or want to share your own story, holler at me in the comments or contact me directly!

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17 Comments

    • Carbs are simultaneously the reason and bane of my existence. 🙁

    • Thanks, Christina! Appreciate you reading and following. 🙂

  1. I love coffee and this is such an easy thing to do. I’m a quiet person, but I still love chatting over a up of coffee. Sending a virtual cup your way!

    • Thanks, Geoffrey. Appreciated and enjoyed my virtual cup! 🙂

  2. I’ve enjoyed reading through the first week (almost) of your blog. It’s delightful! Look forward to reading more.

    • Thanks, Susan. Really appreciate the follow and your kind words. Very cool that people are reading! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your concentrated listening! It is hard not to chime in and just listen.

    • Agreed. Especially with my big mouth, haha.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Go #6 yourself.

    Really, think about it – in our busy, busy lives, what’s wrong with a little self-care once in a while? Sometime after work (or even in the middle, if you’re crafty enough to duck out incognito), why not pop in a coffee shop for something warm, something sweet, and chat someone up on social media or WP? We’re someone too, we can be kind to ourselves.

    • Absolutely. I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to acts of kindness for myself. I will definitely venture into these at some point.

      I think self-care is absolutely critical. If we’re not happy ourselves; hard to make others happy!

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