It's a week after election day and the heavy fog has started to burn off. There seems to be a general coming to terms; and although I have always been an optimist, I feel comfortable saying my fellow San Franciscans and I are starting to see beyond the bubble that is big-city living in this country. I count that as something to feel good about.
Still, feeling good in a time of general uncertainty can be a challenge, so I'd like to share an inexpensive, easy way to get your feel-goods going.
Chrysanthemums come in many forms, last longer than almost all other blooms, are readily available in most grocery stores and are one of the least expensive flowers in the market today. Buy a bunch in a color that makes you smile.
Then, gather clean jars or glasses and fill them with water. Cut a blossom off and place it in a jar so the bloom floats.
Chrysanthemums mean cheerfulness, optimism, joy, joviality and mirth in the language of flowers-- now that you know that, you'll be reminded of this every time you see one of your gorgeous floating blooms.
Now, take the remaining flowers, remove them from their grocery-store wrapping and tie them with ribbon or twine. Decide which of your friends could most use a boost.
On a small piece of paper that will become your card, you can write something like "An infusion of joy". Maybe even print out the paragraph above (or include the address bloomequation.com/blog) so they can make their own little floating pick-me-ups.
Meaningful, floating flowers in glass is an easy way to turn a single bunch of inexpensive flowers into stunning displays. But don't skip out on giving the rest of your blooms to a friend! Doing something nice for someone else is one of the best ways to get happy.
Here's to experiencing joy, everyday.