What does it mean to "give flowers to the living"?
When someone passes, we traditionally send flowers or share what we particularly cherished about that person - her greatest qualities, unique gifts, the way she made people feel, a special moment shared. It’s lovely.
But do you ever wonder if the person who passed knew how deeply treasured she was when she was alive?
Why wait to share with someone how great you think they are… how kind and thoughtful they are to their neighbors? How much you appreciate their friendship? How good they make you feel when you’re having a rough day? These are the ‘flowers’ we can give to people in our lives today and every day!
Ever since I heard this saying several years ago, I have been inspired to notice more of the positives I see around me in the many wonderful people living, working, and playing in our town…and then, I try to remember to tell them.
If you think something positive about another person, why not say it? We each have the opportunity to genuinely bring joy to someone’s day - extend a sincere compliment, express gratitude, or simply give someone a needed boost. After all, April showers do…bring May flowers!