"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Natural Mood Enhancer

Flowers, they do it every time. I don't care what mood I'm in, when my husband comes home with a bouquet of wild flowers my mood instantly lifts to a higher level. I wouldn't call my husband a typical romantic, but for the last 12 1/2 years he's brought me home a bouquet of flowers around the day of our anniversary. He's been buying them from the same guy who sells them on the side of the road up where he works. (Since he's a regular customer the guy cuts him a pretty good deal lol) The only time I didn't get flowers is the year he was laid off from work, but now he sometimes comes home with two bouquets just to make up lol.
Flowers can change the whole feel of a room. A room can go from ho hum to happy happy in seconds. A nice way to keep this going in between bouquets is to have a nice arrangement of false flowers. Granted they don't have the thoughtfulness of someone you love bringing them to you, but they are still pretty. If you are lucky enough to be someone who can grow them in their yard , then do it. See what they can do for your home. God knew what he was doing when He made the mass variety of beautiful flowers and all their wondrous colors. My young 6 year old is already learning from his Daddy. He will go out in the yard and pluck these little brown eyed susans that grow wild near our driveway and he'll come in all excited and say, "Here Mom I picked these for you. Do you like them?" Oh how the heart melts!
So the next time you're feeling blue, go out and pick yourself a flower, (or your neighbor's flower LOL) and stick it in your hair. Watch your mood naturally lift. If the flowers aren't working for you then I suggest you go brew yourself a pot of coffee! That ALWAYS works! LOL! Coffee the Christian drug of choice. :)

Here are the two wonderful bouquets that inspired this post this morning. Aren't they beautiful?
Have a most excellent weekend my friends.


  1. OH my goodness, they are beautiful. I love fresh flowers, can't remember the last time I was given any, nor bought any for myself. It has been that long. I agree with you, they smell good, look good, and do in fact lift the spirits. Good morning to you!!!

  2. Sooo sweet, but you failed to mention that not only does he buy them around the day of your Anniversary, but it is EVERY month, not just annually. :) Sweet man of yours! :)
    When I am out clipping my plants, if I accidentally cut a flower off that is in full bloom, I will stick it in my hair. I'm sure people driving by think I'm nuts, but I love knowing I have a flower in my hair, LOL. :)

  3. Those flowers are beautiful! How nice of your husband. Flowers do brighten up a room. Hmmm...maybe I need some now. :)

  4. So sweet! I have a few sweet awards for you on my blog. Stop by when you get a chance!

  5. beautiful!!! they ARE SUCH a pick me up!!! thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! have a great weekend!

  6. Your hubby is a keeper! Beautiful flowers!

  7. Certainly sounds like you have surrounded yourself with some fine men folk! Flowers are wonderful in every way and you are also correct that coffee works every time LOL

  8. Flowers make a room smile :)
    They are beautiful!


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