A bouquet of flowers is so cheerful! It can lift your mood, encourage you to get better or offer sympathy. A vase full of flowers can brighten a room and even, sometimes, add a soft scent to the air.
Growing up, I was taught to always take flowers (or some other offering) when you go to someone’s home. Many of my friends learned the same thing and now, when they come to visit, I am the recipient of their gift.
I think it makes me a little sad that the tradition of taking flowers to someone in the hospital is going away. Allergies and aromas can be detrimental to the patient, so it seems like balloon bouquets have replaced flowers as the bearer of wishes for a speedy recovery.
Most of all, I’m grateful for the unexpected surprise of a bouquet to express love. It’s the “I saw these and thought of you” sentiment for someone who fills your heart with love and joy. I have a neighbor whose husband buys her flowers almost every time he goes to the store for her. She fills a vase and enjoys the colors and aromas that represent what has become a tradition in their relationship. Despite the back and forth teasing the rest of us observe between them, the simple gesture shows how much they really love each other.
We often buy flowers for our room even when we’re traveling. They bring a touch of hominess to our temporary home on the road.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. “Stop and smell the roses” along your journey, and bring some home with you!
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1 thought on “Day 137 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Bouquets”
I bought flowers more when we were dating because there was a vendor along my commute! Working from home, I don’t get out much ;-( … but I still love you!
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