Tuesday, July 23, 2013

the coffee shop affect

'I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.' -Audrey Hepburn

The thing about coffee shops is that you actually can be left alone without being alone. And if you decide you don't want to be left alone, you can always have a conversation with a stranger.  The coffee shop is a place of inspiration, relaxation, and appreciation. Go find a coffee shop you love (or a few) ((starbucks does not count)) and go there often.  Get to know people.  Observe people.  Enjoy people.

It does us good to slow down, to put ourselves in another person's shoes for a moment, to enjoy the little things we so often take for granted. We gain a clear mind, a caring heart, and a thankful soul.

*Photo taken at OpenRoad Coffee in Tryon, NC.

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