30 “To-Do’s” for 30 Years: Day 1 Coffee Shop Man

Wow, it has been a LONG time since I have last written.  My life is actually very different, it’s pretty unbelievable.

But I think the funniest (is that a word?) part is that I don’t believe I have changed all that much.  I still daydream and yes… live my life like a bucket list.  I wonder if I will grow out of that?  I am turning 30 this year?!?!

I know that is still young in terms of life, but that doesn’t make it any less of a big deal to me!  I am not going to lie, I have been very scared of it for a while.  There are a lot of pressures around 30.  Also, before you go on a rant about how young 30 is, it doesn’t matter.  I have always been afraid of getting older.  I can remember crying before I turned 10 because I did NOT want to be double digits.  Maybe I just have a young soul, maybe it’s the “Peter-pan syndrome”, or maybe it is because I have an uncanny ability to lose track of time.  Whatever it is I have always identified with the John Mayer lyric “so scared of getting older, I’m only good at being young.” I get scared of time flying by, and the potential possibility of me wasting it… so of course… I made a list of 30 things to do before (and while) I’m 30.  Let’s call it my #30for30

Per usual, I was a little idealistic as I made the list. BUT, one of them was to starting blogging again!! So thank you very much for allowing me to complete #19 on my list.

Right now I want to focus on:

#15.) Document 30 people doing 30 good deeds

Person #1 – “Coffee Shop Man”Image result for coffee shop man

I was casually doing work at a coffee shop today when a man interrupted my vigorous typing.  To be completely honest, I was totally scared.  He paused my intense thinking and I thought he was trying to sell me something.  He then told me, “I didn’t mean to startle you I just wanted to tell you that you look beautiful today.”

That’s it.  He took the time to walk across a busy coffee shop, and he had the guts to tell an absolute stranger a completely fantastic compliment.  I know he was embarrassed, but I reassured him that I admired his bravery and that he COMPLETELY made my week.  What a guy, I think we could all learn a little something from Coffee Shop Man.

Image result for how wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single

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Today – why don’t we all stop and give somebody a compliment and overcome our fear of how “awkward it might be.”  I think we can all agree from recent news that we have NO idea what people are struggling with.  Imagine being the reason that somebody smiles today and in my case the rest of the week!  Do it for Coffee Shop Man. 


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