I’ve read somewhere that flowers give life to a rather gloomy room. I wasn’t too keen on believing it because, in the past, flowers represented death to me. With deaths in the immediate family when I was younger, I think it made me associate beautiful bouquets of flowers to death.
In the past several months, though, I have chosen to pay for gift delivery for love ones I haven’t seen since this pandemic broke out. It is my way of saying that I miss them and they are always included in my prayers. And, flowers, yes, I see them now for how cheerful they are. A bunch in a vase seated on my work desk at home is such a delight. Flower really does light up a room!
A friend of mine in New York City has been using Plant Shed, a New York flower delivery service, in sending gifts to her friends there. Friends she also hasn’t seen in so long since she works from home and rarely goes out. If you are in New York, too, give them a try!
I have influenced my friend in giving flowers as presents. Wedding, birthday, anniversaries, and, yes, even for the bereaved. Believe me, it has a huge impact on the recipients. Lights up not only the room but also their gloomy auras!
I can’t wait to be able to go out again like before, without fear of contracting the virus. But this pandemic also taught me a lot of things. One of those is how to utilize the web in sending positive thoughts to the people I care about.