This is such a great story I had to share it with everyone just to show you there are honest people in this world and of course it all started with coffee. Some people have tried this and flopped but for one woman the experience has been simply amazing.
“[I realized] there was not a place for them to get drinking water, much less coffee, and my heart went out to them, especially the young children. In a corner, I put a thermos bottle and some coffee and sugar, for anyone to drink. I thought maybe they would leave me money, but in the afternoon when I returned there was no money at all,” she recalls.
“I told myself that was okay because I at least helped out,” she adds.
She kept leaving the fishermen coffee and food for a month. One day she discovered a few coins tucked in a box, apparently payment for her service.
It encouraged Gabilo to add biscuits and candies at the counter, and even a kilo of rice near pots and a kettle so fishermen can cook this. She also left tins of sardines.
This time, her efforts were repaid with small bills.
In 1998, a government radio station learned of Gabilo’s unique venture, and suggested that her shop be named The Honesty Store.
The store has evolved into The Honesty Coffee Shop, which also displays souvenir items for tourists….More at Coffee shop in Batanes shows honesty can be good business – Inquirer.net (blog)
Isn’t that just terrific? It definitely gives you a good feeling about people and how life could be if there were more people like our sweet Lady Gabilo. Please join her and go out and spread some cheer to someone today and everyday.
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