A Good Saturday
By Cait Collins
Last Saturday a new coffee company opened across from my office. They had a special going—any medium coffee was $1.00. I decided to support the new business in the neighborhood. So I left home early to get in line for a white chocolate mocha. When I got to the window the barrister handed me my coffee and said that another company had paid for the first 100 cups of coffee. My coffee was paid for. Now a dollar cup of coffee doesn’t seem like much, but just the idea of someone doing something nice for a bunch of people really made my day.
It made me think that we all should find ways to make someone’s day. Writers have opportunities to give back to the next generation of authors. Schools have mentoring opportunities, kids after school programs might need story readers, judge a youth writing contest, or sit with a young person and teach him to read. Kids need adults to help them grow and blossom. They could use a high five when they write their first poem or story. And we need them to remind us of all the people who helped us develop our talents.
Just an hour, a Big Chief tablet, a pen could mean more that we imagine. So pay it forward and mentor a kid.