Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Power of Flowers

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

Last weekend I went over to pick up my best friend for a fun trip to the garden center. She opened the door snarly - not directed at me, just one of those mornings when the dogs, kids, husband weren't cooperating and she'd lost patience.

And, she said, "I'm not in the mood to buy flowers. But I'll come." Grudgingly. Cuz I said I would.

Then we walked into the center, one of those enormous outdoor festivals of brilliant color, outbuildings filled with geraniums, the more delicate herbs, annuals like you've never seen before.

Within five minutes, maybe less, my friend had on a smile as brilliant as any rose.

Flowers have incredible power to lift our spirits, make the sun shine, improve our emotional health. With an immediate happy impact.

What about you? Do flowers have power over you?