Flowers aren’t the only kind of bouquets I love 😉
Speaking of bouquets, in high school, a guy from the grade above me asked me what my favorite flower was. I answered “fire tulips.” (I’ve come to learn they are actually called “Gold Dust” tulips. They’re red at the base and transition into yellow/gold on the tips of their petals and aren’t the most commonly found tulips.) The following day I walked into homeroom (or maybe it was just into class, but that detail doesn’t really matter) and there, sitting on my desk, was a dozen fire tulips.
Now it would probably be fun to tell you then we went out and he was my high school sweetheart or something, but we didn’t and we weren’t. (I was actually kind of oblivious at 16 and it never even crossed my mind that he could have been trying to be romantic. I just thought he was being a really nice and thoughtful friend- which by the way I’m still arguing was the case!) Anyhow, I was in the grocery store yesterday and saw “fire tulips” in their Valentine’s display and was immediately reminded of how lasting a simple gesture of thoughtfulness and kindness can be.
So this Valentine’s Day I urge you to spread the love to all those who mean something to you. Your spouse, your friends, your family, even that sweet coworker who always asks how your weekend was.
And of course it doesn’t have to be with flowers (though if you are thinking of that, might I suggest a painting of flowers that will never fade? 😉) Something as simple as a note, a hug, or a text can completely transform someone’s day.