You know that one guy who always looks like he’s angry about something? If you don’t know anyone like that, it might be you. We call them ‘grouches’ – those folks who are always fuming about something.

Maybe they stubbed their toe on the way out the door, maybe their car broke down on the highway (again!), or perhaps they just had a string of bad luck. Either way, they’ve got their minds made up that the day is going to be an absolute train wreck, and NOTHING is going to make them feel better.

That is, until you come along (unless you’re the grouch, that is). You swoop in on a stallion made of kindness and place a hot coffee on their desk, and in that moment, the anger melts away. Even if it’s only for a moment, it’s worth the $5 you spent on that Starbucks Americano.

You did it. You warmed that Grinch’s heart! (I know, I know. I’m 2 months late for that reference, but Scrooge was already taken.)

A single act of kindness might be enough to make them drop their guard for a moment and hopefully lead them to a better outlook for their day. I can admit that this may be through the power of coffee itself, but the kind act didn’t hurt.

Kindness goes a long way, and that’s why today is Do A Grouch A Favor Day. You may not get anything back for this favor, but kindness is not about doing something to get something back or because you have to. It’s doing it because you want to spread a little goodness in this crazy world.

Sometimes finances can make us moody, especially if we don’t know what we’re doing or where we’re headed. We are primed and ready to deliver that sweet metaphorical coffee that is financial advice and help you plan your financial future, so call us today at 513-563-PLAN (7526) or go online to book a chat to get started on turning at financial frown upside down.

Nikki Earley, CFP®