I went to the downtown library today. Being on the bus, and on the street, etc I had plenty of opportunities to practice being calm and assertive like Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer, trains people to do. There were also moments when I imagined my invisible magic cape blowing behind me and imagined myself being strong.
While there I bought four used paperback books from the used bookstore in the library. So I didn’t check out any books. After all I had four ebooks and two regular books at home already, to read and return to the library in the near future.
Oh the nicest part was going to the Dunn Bros. Coffeeshop. I hadn’t been down there for several months, so I was so happy with the coffee. I remember having this type before, it was just listed as Peru. The flavor was smooth with some interesting zings in it. I remembered that I have had this in the past and how much I liked it.
Sitting in a comfortable chair, looking outside through the huge windows, warmed by the heat in the shop, reading a book I brought along to read, sipping this wonderful coffee, it was my idea of great.
When I was done drinking it I got up and returned to the counter to buy a pound of Peru to take home. Yum, now I have a marvelous smelling pound at home waiting just for me.
They always have a special with every pound purchase, a free medium coffee, but I had already bought my coffee. I asked the barista if I could give the free coffee to someone in line and with her approval I offered it down the waiting line until someone said yes they would like a medium coffee. The first woman said no she was getting a large cold coffee drink. The second woman, who was with the first, said yes, she would like a medium coffee for free.
Then the barista said thank you for giving it to someone else. I thought that was very nice of her to say and really nice of her to let me give it to someone else. The gal I gave the free coffee to wanted to pay me back, but said she wasn’t sure if she had any cash. I told her no, it is free and I already have my coffee, you don’t need to pay me for it. She said thank you nicely again and smiled and walked away. That was a nice experience to be able to just give someone something. A nice little treat, for no reason.