The HuffPost recently posted an article and absolutely loved it! Jon Bon Jovi opened a new restaurant. Yeah, yeah, yeah, just another celebrity owned restaurant you might think but this one is different and worth mentioning. It’s called The Soul Kitchen, a “pay-what-you-can” restaurant he and his wife Dorothea established in a former auto body shop near the Red Bank train station in central New Jersey.
The restaurant provides gourmet-quality meals to the hungry while enabling them to volunteer on community projects in return without the stigma of visiting a soup kitchen. Paying customers are encouraged to leave whatever they want in the envelopes on each table, where the menus never list a price.
Love how it really forces people to practice kindness, fairness and humility – something we need more of in the world.
Imagine we ran a variety of endeavors based on trust, honor, and honesty. Something that operates under the rule of the “honor system” where no one strictly enforces rules governing its principles.
Possible? Mmm, not really… Or maybe just not yet.
The more we are aware of our granted freedom from customary surveillance – simply doing what we should without someone having to constantly nag us – and practice kindness, the easier it is to do good.
I really hope that places such s The Soul Kitchen, not only continue serving great food, but that it triggers something in the hearts of people that visit, serve and eat there, where ‘to do good’ becomes a daily habit.