There’s something about fresh flowers in the house. I love the way a vase filled with fresh flowers can make any space look more inviting, fresh, and put together. I also love when my husband brings those flowers home, or sends them to me at the office. For some, flowers are a waste of money because they die, but I personally love them. When I get them as a gift, I feel loved, appreciated, and special knowing someone intentionally thought of me and wanted to make my day. When my bouquet of peonies I had sitting on my coffee table started to wilt and drop its leaves last week, I started dropping hints to my husband about how much I’d LOVE new flowers for the house, reminding him how great it would be to have some new fresh babies sprucing up the living room.
But, then I thought to myself, why don’t I just buy my own flowers? Why do I need them to come from someone to be special? I am perfectly capable of buying my own peonies from Trader Joes and enjoying them every time I see them on my coffee table. So that’s what I did. I headed to Trader Joes at lunch yesterday and bought myself a beautiful bouquet of flowers and I’ll tell you what, They make me just as happy as if Ronnie bought them for me.
We don’t have to wait for someone else to come into our life and make us happy. Just because I buy my own flowers sometimes doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy it when my husband does buy me flowers next time. Buying my own flowers doesn’t mean I don’t want him to do that now and again, but it does mean that I am capable of making myself happy as well.
Friends-we are in charge of our own happiness. Having people in our lives can increase our happiness, but they should not be the only source of our happiness. Go do something nice for yourself today, you deserve it.
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