I read a story on Facebook: A guy shared this:
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter :
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’
They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend:
‘What are those ‘suspended’ coffees ?’
‘Wait for it and you will see’
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks ‘Do you have a suspended coffee?’
It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ?
I am a Indian, and I live in India. On an average a single person spend more than Rs.100 on Tobacco Products (Cigarettes, Gutkha, etc) specially College students. You know the morning breakfast of most of the students is Tea/Coffee with Cigarette which will roughly cost around Rs.10-20. If you leave one Cigarette or Gutkha that will In Shaa Allah give a cup of Tea to one who cannot afford it.
During my college days there were people, some of them were my friends, we use to stand in the canteens around college, if any beggar come asking we use to buy a meal for him not for all but for those beggars who are either Children, Elder and Physically Challenged.
I alone can make difference but WE can make History.
Make a deal with the Canteens and Restaurants, We pay you serve. In deals like this, nobody will cheat, you pay for one, and you will know that the owner served two.
Before writing this article, I made a difference and I am happy. Now I want WE. You know the old saying “BOOND BOOND SE SAGAR BANTA HAI”. It’s a Hindi Proverb which means A sea is made by drops.