The person in this video isn’t really Rachel from The Go-Giver, but she could be Rachel’s Indian sister.
Actually, her name is Anjali Desai, and she is talking about Seva Café, a little restaurant in Ahmedabad (India’s fifth-largest city) that operates on the principle of giving — or “paying it forward”: each patron makes a donation toward the next person’s meal. As Anjali points out, every individual act of goodwill resounds in the collective human consciousness.
I like the sound of that.
There must be something in the air about coffee and giving. Starbucks has announced that starting on January 21, they will reward everyone who pledges five hours of volunteerism service with a fresh cup of coffee, on the house.
Starbucks’ goal: to generate 1 million hours of community service.
Giving for giving: I like that idea, too.