Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen
Action Item: Treat yourself to fresh flowers.
You can get them at the market or cut them from your own garden. Fresh flowers brighten up a room and make people smile. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t think flowers are beautiful.
Go one step further and take a photo of your flowers to enjoy later. I use these pictures as background images on my phone or my computer, so their beauty lives on long after the blooms have faded.
Top left: The hydrangea are from my sister’s garden. I always find it hard to cut flowers when they are in full bloom. But if you don’t they will wither, and if you do they will continue to bloom throughout the summer.
Just underneath: I love pink and orange together. I arranged these tiny roses on a table right inside my front door so I can see them as soon as I come home.
Top right: Daisies were one of my mother’s favorite flowers. They always look so happy.
Bottom left: This is me being artsy. This rose was from my backyard when I lived in California. I put the picture through a filter in Photoshop to make it look like an oil painting.
Bottom right: This lovely mix of blossoms were at a meditation retreat I attended at the Lake Shrine Temple on Sunset Boulevard in California. I didn’t pick any, I just photographed them.
Treat yourself to some fresh flowers. Take a picture and share it on my Facebook page. I’d love to see them. How did they make you feel?
I’m an avid gardener (since the age of 4) and I love flowers and gardening. Weeding is therapy for me. I cut flowers and take pictures too. I agree with your post, more people should do it. Years ago when I lived in an apartment with no access to flowers in the landscape, I would go to a florist every week and treat myself to a bundle of fresh cut flowers. Thanks for the post!
I have to admit, I’m not very good at gardening. But I buy fresh flowers often. And I’m so impressed with people who can grow beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.
I love this! Thank you for giving me permission to get myself flowers.
You deserve them!