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The Story of the Secret Flower Giver

Updated on August 4, 2017

"The Story Of The Secret Flower Giver"

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"The Story Of The Secret Flower Giver"

Louis Mason was eight years old, when he learned the powerful magic of flower giving. He was an only child, that loved his parent with unrelenting love. The Mason's cherished their son and showered him with love and everything that he thought he wanted as a child. Louis came from an affluent background. His parent had money to burn, if they wanted too. They lived in Houston, Texas and had many oil wells producing oil; which was their source for their billion dollar income. They often shared with the poor and unfortunate people in their community. Louis knew he had a loving and giving family, because he saw it in everything that they did in their every day lives. He also knew how much his parent loved each other, especially when his father John would send his mother Artessa , flowers, once a week on every Saturday. Louis also knew this was his father's family ritual that he carried out every week.

Louis noticed that each time his mother received the flowers from his father, his mother would get a big gleam in her eyes and big smile on her face. Artessa remembered the very first flowers came the day Louis was born and had been coming every week since. Artessa knew that they had enough money to buy many flower gardens, but it was the thought that John reminded her of their son's birth, every time he sent her flowers. It was such a thoughtful and blessed reminder of the love they shared together with their son. When Louis was eight he told his parent, when he grew up, he was going to have the biggest and most beautiful flower garden in the whole world, so he can give flowers and put a big smile on people's faces and make them happy. Mr. and Mrs Mason smiled and told him that, it would be a great idea. The mason's had no idea that Louis would be true to his word. Louis stayed involved with flowers and their cultivation and their specialty roses,it was what he loved to do.

Louis grew up with love, giving and caring about others, so it wasn't a problem to give back to the world, that had given him everything he ever wanted and desired in life. Many years had passed and now it was time for Louis's graduation from high school, which was a joyous occasion for Louis, because he could only think of going to college for horticulture, so he could start his dream to manifest his flower garden. When Louis told his parent his decision to major in horticulture at the university of his choice, his parent was disappointed in his decision to major in horticulture, because he could have easily majored in Finances. The Mason wasn't happy with Louis's choice but they accepted his descision to do what ever he wanted to do, which made Louis very happy. Louis received a gold Mercedes Benz sport convertible for his graduation gift, he was happy about the car, but he would have been just as happy with a Toyota Corolla. Louis had money, but he was blessed to understand that money doesn't make a person or even make a person happy.

Giving back to the community had become an obsession to Louis, he wanted to do something special that would make someone else happy and make them feel loved.He wanted to put a big smile on someone's face. When Louis got out of college, he bought a ten acre flower garden to his family surprise. He did exactly what he said he would do when he was eight years old. The Mason's thought that Louis's idea of the flower garden would pass and he would get interested in something else, but they were wrong. Louis hire the best gardeners to cultivate the garden and to plant all kinds of beautiful flowers, but roses was his and his mother's specialty. After all of Louis's hard work and determination, he started to see his big beautiful flower garden materialize, right before his eye. This alone made Louis a happy young man. His parent had been so busy doing their routine business ventures that they hadn't had time to check out Louis's flower garden or his accomplishment. On the day of Louis's grand opening of "Flowers For Every Occasion" his parent drop everything and was there to support Louis and his efforts.

Louis was glad that his parent's showed up, they told him how proud they were of him and his accomplishment, dedication and persistence to obtain his goals in life. That day, Louis became a full grown man in every sense of the word. He made his parent proud. After the grand opening dedication, Louis awarded his mother a bouquet of his red velvet specialty roses. His mother was honored, proud and happy, because this time her son was the one to put the gleam in her eyes and a big smile on her face, just like his father did. Louis told his parent that his flower business will profit form the rich and affluent people, but half of his flowers would be going to people to cheer them up. On all occasions to lift spirits and put a gleam in their eyes and a big smile on their faces without any explanation. The Mason's knew what Louis was talking about. They knew it wasn't about the money with Louis as much as it was the joy of giving flowers to make others happy. Louis was true to his word, he sold his much sought after flower to the very rich, but to the poor, he gave bountifully with joy.

Louis gave flowers anonymous and secretly, to the bereaved, to the sick, to the heart broken, down trodden and to people who loved flowers and couldn't afford them. Louis was now, dubbed the "Secret Flower Giver" it was okay with Louis because he didn't want his identity known to anyone. There were suspicions about the flower giver, but no evidence the he was the one giving the flowers. Louis wanted his identity to be kept secret. He didn't want anyone trying to thank him for a meager gift of flowers, that he gave freely from his heart. The Mason's was really proud of their son, who had turn out to be a blessing in disguise to many people in the community. Who knows, maybe one day; you'll recieve a beautiful and awesome bouquet of flowers from your "Secret Flower Giver."

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello, I'm glad you appreciated and enjoyed my little story. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Tamarajo, many seeds are planted at a young age,and sometimes they follow through on them. Thank you for your visit, comment and feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Ahhhh, creativeone, what a wonderful story with so many deep thoughts in it. Wonderfully written. Thank you.

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      Always Exploring 7 years ago

      A beautiful story. I love to get flowers. One day, my friend Tom brought me a handfull of wild flowers he picked out in the country, they were more precious than any rose.

      God Bless

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      Tamarajo 7 years ago

      what a great story of how the seeds of purpose and mission were planted in a young persons life. All born from watching love in action.

      inspiring story

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Whidbeywriter, for your visit and comment. I appreciate you. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Lifegate on I'm on the same page with you. Thank you for your comment. godspeed. creativeone59

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      benny Faye Douglass 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      I agree with you, flowers are such a treasure. thank you for your comment and visit. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Mary Gaines 7 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

      What a beautiful story. This young man had that gift in his heart even as a child. He was determined to carry out that dream of making people smile. He certainly did make a difference in others lives. I love this story thank you so much for sharing it and making me smile today! Blessings.

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

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      What a great read! It's the little things in life that are big to others that makes the difference. We all could probably take a tip from Louis.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      A gift of a flower is a treasure!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      I loooove the story...anonymous gift giving works...it is true. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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