Wahooo! ...thanks Kimberly :)
When the people at Biggby Coffee contacted me about the possibility of being a guest blogger, I have to admit, my initial response was a giggle nearing a guffaw. Admittedly, I love my Biggby Coffee. I have been a devoted addict ... FAN ... of their Skinny Skinny Mocha Mocha in a latticino form long before it became the "it" brew of 2010.
So, why this laughter?
After all, Biggby, beyond selling excellent coffee, strives to be a positive influence in the community and, thus, promotes the message: "Be happy, have fun, love people, make friends, and drink great coffee."
Wait. Hold it. Let me break that message down to a personal level - my personal level:
Be happy - it's a worthy goal.
Have fun - also a goal.
Make friends - a must-have for a happy life.
Drink great coffee - a must-have for life period, at least my own.
Love people .... *chuckle*
Hmm ... love people. That simple directive is what touched my warped sense of humor. I tend to be a tad *cough* sarcastic and cynical. [I know, right?] The truth is that I'm inundated with the very worst of people every single day at work. I read stories each day highlighting the numerous ways in which people have harmed each other in jealousy, greed, and hate.
Let's just say, I'm loving-people-challenged.
Hence, I laughed. Then I realized that my Eeyore-ish disposition is precisely why I must accept this challenge because I don't think I'm alone in seeing the world through gray rather than rose-colored glasses. Yet, despite any cloud of gloom I might have blanketing me when I enter my local Biggby's door, I'm greeted with a smile, my name, and usually someone who already knows that I'll have a grande skinny skinny mocha latticino, no whip, please.
In short, Biggby is consistently my place to take a break, laugh a bit, and de-stress. So, you might see notes from me from time to time explaining how Biggby kept me from head smacking someone on a particular day or otherwise brought a smile to my face.
Love people? Pffft.
Chocolatey Biggby sustenance to combat the stress and/or frigid cold of the day - that's what I love.