I love you a latte

I don’t drink coffee, but I will never turn down a glass of iced tea. The more ice the better. One of my favorite iced tea stops is Dunkin' Donuts (or DD), especially the locations that only charge $1 for any sized drink.

A friend of mine recently clued me in to the DD app. This handy tool allows you to pre-order,
earn points toward free drinks, and access special discounts. It also comes with emojis! YES!
I was all set and started my Saturday jazzed about the free drink I earned just for setting up my
account.

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I was all set and started my Saturday jazzed about the free drink I earned just for setting up my
account.

Then I got a text. It wasn’t urgent, but it did need a response. I swiped to answer, and instead
of the normal keyboard, I had DD emojis. ONLY Dunkin’ Donut emojis. For a moment, the only
way I could communicate was like this:

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Uh oh.

It didn’t take long to uninstall the emojis (but keep the sweet app) and return to a life of texting normally. 😍

But it did give me a second to pause and ponder unintended consequences. Everything we do,
even the most trivial act, can have an outsized impact on another part of our life or someone
else’s. It is crucial to look for the ripples we create as we dash through life with an XL beverage
in one hand and a smart phone in the other.

Take a minute to check in on someone you care about today. Make sure they are okay. If you
can, stop by your favorite coffee shop and pick up a drink or a treat to share with them.

If nothing else, tell someone…

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😍 🍩 👋