Yep, it’s that time again (the 15th time to be exact), it’s time for me to make someone’s day with a delivery of happy post! Most of the time what lands on our doormats is nothing more interesting than flyers, bills and junk mail. Which is why I want to relieve you from that boredom by sending the winner of this wee giveaway a little bundle of the green gables’ papery goodness. And then you can use some of your prize to send someone else a happy post day! And so the happiness spreads…
All you need to do for your chance to win is leave a comment below or on my Facebook page post before midnight GMT tonight (Thursday 17th). I’ll pick a winner tomorrow morning and announce the winner in this post’s comments and on Facebook.
And if you’d like to share this there are buttons at the bottom of this post to make it super easy. Good luck!
Suspended coffees, ever heard of them? The idea is that when you pop into your local cafe and buy yourself a lovely cup of coffee (or tea in my case) you pay for another one, but that coffee is held in suspense until someone who really needs it comes in. Someone who is homeless or perhaps they’re having a tough time finding enough money to pay for the hot drink that would warm their bones and soothe their soul. It’s a fresh take on the idea of buying a stranger a coffee because you think they could do with a lift.
The Suspended Coffees movement was launched a year ago by John Sweeney in his home city of Cork, Ireland. There are now nearly 1,000 cafes in 24 countries signed up and advertising the movement. Suspended Coffees are currently crowd funding to become a certified non-profit and revamp the website to make it easier for cafes to join and be found.
I love the idea of suspended coffees, it’s a simple act that can have such a meaningful, positive impact on someone. As John says, “It’s about more than the coffee, it’s about helping a person in need with an act of kindness.” And you know I’m partial to a random act of kindness!
So, the last time I popped into my local cafe I bought a suspended tea along with my own. The lovely lady behind the counter hadn’t heard of Suspended Coffees (but said she loves random acts of kindness) and so put the money aside ready to use on a hot drink for someone in need of it. I don’t go to cafes nearly as often as I’d like but I’ve decided to make the purchase of a suspended coffee an integral part of every visit.
To find out more you can check out Suspended Coffees’ website, Facebook, crowd funding page and twitter. This short film made by John in Cork helps show what the movement is all about. If you like the idea of Suspended Coffees why not share this post to help spread the word and buy one next time you’re supping a cuppa?