Kindness matters

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]There are some people in the world who have such a capacity for kindness and generosity it quite astounds me. Once such person is John Sweeney. He’s the man behind the social movement Suspended Coffees, which I’ve written about before, here. The idea is simple – when you’re in a cafe buying a cup of tea or coffee, pay for another one which is kept by the cafe owner to give to someone who looks like they could do with a break and an act of kindness.

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John describes himself as a Kindness Coach and Social Entrepreneur. I say he’s one of life’s really good guys. He’s not had an easy life but he is driven to make the world a better place, spreading kindness and encouraging others to do the same. The ripple effect of an act of kindness goes further than you think, as he describes in his TEDx talk. This is really, really worth watching so I urge you to pour a cuppa and take 15 mins of your time to watch and listen. You’ll be glad you did.

You can find out more about John and his work on his website and follow him on twitter and Facebook. And you can check out Suspended Coffees on the website and on Facebook.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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