Every morning, author AJ Jacobs starts his day with a cup of coffee. That warm elixir gives him a kick of caffeine for which he is truly grateful. And he's not just saying that. On the suggestion of his son, he decided to personally thank each and every person who makes his morning coffee possible.
He discovered it doesn't take a village to make a cup of coffee, it takes the world. He also found that gratitude, and the small act of saying thank you can be a powerful way to increase happiness.
He shares his epic adventure to thank everyone from the barista who pours his coffee to the cleaner in the Colombian warehouse who keeps the bugs out of the coffee beans in his book, Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey