Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 114: Cup of Joe for a Joe

Today was a struggle for me to get going.  I couldn't get out of bed quickly, and was plodding around the house completely tired.  My wife had to get to work early so she was pushing me to get moving.  I was able to finally get ready but almost fell asleep in the car on the way to her work.  It wasn't until I had my first cup of coffee that I finally started to function like a normal adult.  I never really drank coffee before Isla was born, but have started drinking it almost daily now.  I kind of take it for granted that my wife will always have a cup of coffee waiting for me in the morning. 

Recently, I was emailed a suggestion for a random act and since my morning pretty much depended on me getting coffee into my system, I figured today was as good as any to do it.  Green Beans Coffee runs a program called Cup of Joe for A Joe where you are able to purchase a cup of coffee for soldiers stationed overseas.  In addition to the cup of coffee, you are able to write a letter to whomever receives the coffee.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to purchase a cup of Joe for a Joe (or Jane) and write some words of encouragement.  A cup of coffee can not only provide the soldiers with some added caffeine to stay on their toes, but can also provide them with a semblance of the comforts of home. 


  1. Caffeine! So good! and such a nice program for Green beans to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. That Green Beans Coffee program sounds sweet, especially the letter writing aspect because it gives supporters a way to make each gift more friendly. When I first read the title of this post, I thought that you were going to buy a coffee from a local cafe or a Starbucks or something and then give it to a random stranger in your community named Joe. Boy, am I wacky!

    Cheers :)


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  3. A cup of coffee that actually could save lives!!

    Keep it up :)

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  4. thats wonderful....tiny nuances of life that money cant buy

  5. I work with this guy -- how cool is that.