Coffee shops are more than coffee.
Coffee shops are avenues for personal development, relationship building, professional growth, educational pursuit, personal wellness, healthy living, neighborhood growth, and so much more.
Lately, I have chosen to look up from my screen, my comic book, and/or my journal. I have decided to listen, observe, and imagine what surrounds me. I wrote down what I saw on two separate occasions, and thought of all that I have seen in my experiences here, at this particular local favorite (Sunrise–if you’re interested):
- a gamer
- a student
- a teacher
- a couple on their first date
- a couple on their 1000th date
- someone waiting for a date
- a group of friends
- a writer
- a blogger
- an entrepreneur
- a reader or bookworm–yes, with actual books
Coffee provides stimulation.
The coffee shop is a stimulating place.
If we just look up, if we take a moment to enjoy our surroundings we can all appreciate the amount of talent, potential, and love that comes alive in these very special spaces.
Go ahead, take a moment, and imagine the story behind the patrons around you.