23 August 2010

MISSION: YMCA and a little latte!

I'm not gonna lie. I love Starbucks. There's one on the campus of the university where I work. And it happens to be right next to the building where my office is. Tres convenient, n'est pas? My favorite drink is a decaf caramel mocha, extra hot, with whipped cream and drizzle on top.

Nom nom nom.

Sure, there's controversy around Starbucks, but I'm still a patron because it helps put food on the tables of those who work there, it provides a center for community, and it's a company that believes in providing health insurance for even its part-time workers. The second piece of hate mail I ever got once I started the SAL Project was from someone who was outraged that I supported Starbucks and proceeded to bash me full-steam for doing so. Needless to say, I didn't respond to that person's email. Instead, I went out and spread more kindness.

When one of my Affiliated Agents does a mission that involves Starbucks, what I ultimately focus on is the act of kindness itself. Not the politics that may (or may not) be potentially tied up in it.

I was thrilled to receive Affiliated Agent T's very first mission, which included a Starbucks gift card.

Date: Friday, 13 August 2010

Location: Mountain Brook YMCA Parking Lot; Birmingham, Alabama

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Affiliated Agent T's description of her mission:

I put a card and a $5 Starbuck's card on a car in the parking lot.

There were so many people walking through the parking lot at this time, I had to try hard not to get caught.... :)

It was so much fun...I wish I could have seen them when they got to the car!

It IS fun, isn't it?! Thanks for reaching out and spreading kindness. Looking forward to your next mission!


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Plus as a Jeep fan, I loved to see a Wrangler earn the gift.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see an Affiliated agent in ALABAMA ...my home state.