Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Power of a Flower

I'm reminded today of the power of flowers. A simple gesture; inexpensive, unexpected. Yet, the end result was lovely and heartwarming.

A young couple approached my shop recently, seeing the cut flowers on display. He promptly plucked a carnation (yes, a carnation!) from the bucket and entered the shop to complete his purchase. He then simply handed it to his ladyfriend, whose wide eye'd look of surprise told the whole story. She hadn't expected this simple gift, and was obviously delighted!

It was then I noticed the one big tear rolling slowly down her cheek.

Isn't that what flowers are for? To surprise, delight, move, or honor someone?

Who do you know who would be delighted by flowers?