Give Flowers Today
A wise person wrote the following beautiful verse:
If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
and from thy slender store
Two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy Hyacinths to feed thy Soul.
“Hyacinths to feed thy soul.”
“Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.” - Arthur C. Coxe. The most important of those words is love.
Flowers can be given to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime. There is no requirement to wait for a special day or special occasion. Truth be told, every day is a special day. After all, you’re alive and life is good. In fact, life is wonderful.
But far too often we wait for that special occasion. Some of these are really happy occasions - valentine’s day, birthdays, and mother’s day are excellent times to give flowers.
But we also give flowers to people who are ill. That’s fine. But do we have to wait until someone is ill to give her flowers?
And take funerals. Flowers are given to honor someone who passed away. Wouldn’t it make more sense to give flowers to the deceased while he was still alive? I prefer to receive flowers while I’m still alive so I can enjoy their beauty and perfume.
I think that we should give flowers now, today. It just might be too late if we wait for the arrival of that special day.
So instead of waiting to give flowers sometime in the future, give flowers now.
Give to your wife, husband, lover, friend, the lonely senior citizen on your street, the grumpy old gentleman who scowls at you when you wave to him. Give to your Mom, your grandmother, your spinster aunt.
And to yourself.
“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” - Chinese Proverb
Any day is a good day to give flowers.