It starts with a cup of coffee
by amelie_durocher on September 11, 2013 - 11:42am
800 cups of coffee have been bought by the same person to give them back to strangers. Why? To share happiness. Some studies had shown that spending money for someone else would “increase” your level of happiness, because you are not only thinking about yourself.
Monica Kavanaugh bought 800 cups of coffee to give them back to the staff of the Edmonton Royal Alexandra Hospital because they took care of her father. It was a way to thank them. In this article, you can read the entire story and the effect of her act on the population. It has an impact on the hospital staff because they were thank for their job and in the same way it encouraged the population to do the same.
Studies have shown that spending money for others can boost your happiness level, I think it’s true. It’s not necessary to spend 800$ to give something to a stranger or a friend, 5$ or even 1$ can be good if you want to share it with this person. I was really surprised when I read that people felt happier when they buy things for others than for themselves, especially in our society. We live in a material world where our self is considerate as the most important person. By sharing a little thing as a coffee it shows that we are not that important after all if others are not here to help us. We should stop living as an individualist and start thanking people for what they do for you.