Choosing to be happy-sunflowers and other smile bringers

laugh in flowers

When we were in San Francisco, there was a lovely man who owned a little sidewalk flower shop in the neighborhood of North Beach. (right down the street from the gelato shop!) We stopped and bought flowers from him and I am so glad we did.

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Mark buying flowers in San Francisco

He was an Italian and had a lovely accent and was so happy when Mark told him to keep the change.  He hugged Mark and gave Danni and I a long stem rose each.  It was a nice moment that I won’t forget.

I wish Waco had a place like this downtown.

We have nice florists but if I want to pick up some flowers, for myself, I have to go to the grocery store. And there is nothing wrong with that, it is just not as fun.

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what Waco needs!

Want to add some joy to your life for under $5?  Go to your grocery store and pick up a fresh bouquet.

Use small containers and separate them throughout the house to spread the love even further.

Every time I go to the store, I pick up a bouquet, or two, of beautiful, fragrant flowers.  Our grocery store, HEB, has many different options for as little as $4 a bunch.

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

laugh in flowers

I like to mix and match the colors and types to make a bouquet. When in season, I spend a little more for tulips, ranunculus, and peonies. Most of the time, I buy daisies, mums or sunflowers. I like simple beauty.

laugh in flowers

Roses are obviously beautiful, but I will leave those for Mark to send to me! (hint hint, if you’re reading this!)

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roses from HEB

Flowers are beautiful, and they make me happy.

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” –Claude Monet

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To make the bloom last up to a week, you should…

  • cut the stems at an angle
  •  be sure and change the water out at least every other day
  • use the freshening packet that comes with the bouquet
  • mix and match the blooms, if you buy more than one variety
  • use different types of vases and containers for the buds
  • enjoy!

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” –Oscar Wilde

So today, I hope for you flowers.  Florets from your garden, your significant other, a beautiful sidewalk florist or from your grocery store!

laugh in flowers
grocery store flowers are beautiful, too!

love and blessings~dd

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I am a late-in-life journalist that is God-fearing, husband-loving, with three beautiful grown children. I love my dogs, my family and my friends. I love traveling and am also in the process of discovering Waco, after living 20 minutes away since 1998; it is about time! My goal is to grow and push myself daily.

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