“Roses are red, violets are blue sugar is sweet and so are you” ..so goes the nursery school rhyme (there are variations of course). Flowers are #4 in the Advice Sisters Beauty and Style series of Things to Be Happy About.
Joy To Our World:
Flowers add color, joy, and life to our world. If flowers didn’t exist we might not as well as bees and other insects spread the pollen from flowers to help plants reproduce. Plants have to be pollinated. Without pollen, plants will not produce seeds or fruit or another generation of that plant.
But that’s not the only reason I am happy about flowers.
Flowers have been used for medicinal and other purposes way back in history. For example, Rose, narcissus, and delphinium have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, worn by loved ones and left for the departed. Today, funeral arrangements are common. In modern times the most popular for funerals are lilies, They represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed.
The Original Emoji?
On a happier note, by Victorian times, flowers were used to literally send messages (kind of like the way we use emojis today). Throughout history they have been a universal language of love and loss and a lot more.
Today, we still use flowers to show our love and affection. Red roses for love, yellow for friendship and pink of romance. White roses or orchids are used in bridal bouquets to symbolize purity. There are many more modern “floral” messages.
Unless you are highly allergic, receiving flowers usually brings a smile. They’re a great gift that men, women, even children love to receive.
They have to signify romance. Use them to add scent and decorate your home, change your mood, or as a treat for yourself.
However, you don’t have to buy flowers to enjoy them. They’re everywhere!
I love seeing the colors of wildflowers in a field, and the beginnings of Spring blooms as they come back to life.
During this time of “self sequestering” I’ve enjoyed seeing pink azaleas and white and yellow daffodils blossoming. There are bright yellow walls of forsythia. The tendrils off vines of morning glories are starting to inch up the walls of a neighbors home.
There are so many more reasons to be happy about flowers. I’m sure you can name plenty more! They rock!
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