Any day when the Warriors play and a new coffee shop is discovered is a good day indeed.
One might even call it a "brew-tiful" day.
It's been about two weeks now since I moved into Walnut Creek, a time spent unpacking, exploring, acclimatizing, napping, and getting myself familiar with my new home.
To me, one of the more important aspects of moving into a new area is scoping out all the local coffee shops. As a woman who runs exclusively on coffee and cocktails, I find it to be imperative for the successes of my life.
While there are plenty of Starbucks and Peet's chocked full on every corner, I'm more interested in the hole in the wall type cafes.
The ones that you go out of your way to get to, awkwardly park on the street for, and walk into feeling accomplished and welcomed like a local.
This particular coffee shop I stumbled across the other day with my roomie was especially special though because it contained one resonant message: kindness.
On their wall, in their branding, their company name, and even on their cups, this pretty little word stuck out in the California rush hours, crowds of grumpy people, and poo on the street as a reminder that kindness is key.
I live by the belief that being kind saves the world and though I haven’t been treated with the kind manners I was brought up to have, I continue to practice them in the hopes that either one day karma will pay me back when I need it most, or that someone else is inspired by my actions and it spreads. Cause all those little bits of goodness put together overwhelm the world and that’s when change happens.
Until then, I’ll keep chipping away at it, practicing it where I can, all while sipping my nitro cold brew...