Archive for August, 2012

Try to fill in the blank:

“Flowers are ____________.”

Words that come to mind are “beautiful”, “lovely”, or “just plain awesome”

But ask someone who recently felt lost or the illness of a loved one and the words change drastically.

“Comforting”, “reassuring”.

Our shop is located very close to 2 major hospitals, Kaiser and Sutter Roseville Hospital. Maybe due to the location convenience, we often have the opportunity to deliver the flowers to the hospitals.

This morning, we also had another order for one of the patients in the hospital.
While I was passing the long halls looking for the recipient’s room, I could see some patients from their open doors. Some of them are cheerful and just getting healthy,¬†while others look so weary and in pain. No matter what, staying at a hospital room is not easy. Most of them would feel very lonely, facing all the pain and the fear by themselves.

Finally I found the room and placed the flowers for the recipient. He looked brighter than when I just saw him from the hallway. Flowers make them smile and may also remind them of the thing they might’ve forgotten due to all the medical process they have been through: ‘oh, I have friends who are thinking and caring about me’

Send flowers to your friend especially when in pain. Flowers are comforting and healing to someone, more than we think.

Hope our recipient had a better day today thanks to his friends’ warm hearts.


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