Sharing a few friendly words with another person, even a stranger in a supermarket or a train station, or when the situation allows, is easy. All you have to do is smile, ask a question, and start the conversation.
This is what I did last Saturday. I walked up to the flower display at Loews, where a lady was looking at the flowers too.
“Aren’t they pretty?” I asked her
“Yes, but then you never know how long they will last, how fresh they are, and if you like them when you get them home.”
This is a DON’T.
Watching her walk away without flowers I was wondering how somebody can have so many excuses for not wanting a splash of cheerfulness in their life. (No, she didn’t look like she couldn’t afford to buy flowers. She was very well dressed and groomed). And it was not the flowers fault either, they looked very fresh. It was her negative attitude that prevented her from taking home a pretty bunch of flowers which would have added a ray of sunshine to her day.
Andrew Weil M.D. who often appeared on Channel 13 giving advice on how to make us feel better, always mentioned that flowers should be part of our life, because, besides their beauty, they give us energy –
…but you have to buy the flowers first!
If YOU have experienced any negative or positive behavior it would be wonderful if you shared it with us. It will remind us how to embrace the positive in life, and how important it is to get rid of anything negative.
Thank you for participating in this quest.
And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything
4 thoughts on “DOS AND DON’TS FOR HAPPINESS – FLOWERS”
Thank you for this, Brigitte. The importance of positive or negative perspective reminds me of an experience with a transit worker. She had given me instructions for traveling to a destination that was unfamiliar. I asked whether it was safe for a woman alone. Her answer? “It is of you think it is!” I thanked her for reminding me that my attitude always makes a difference.
Thank you Ann for your feedback which is so positive and reminds us that it is very important how we look at the world. Thank you
Yesterday I held the door open for a security guard, and then the two people in front of me didn’t hold the elevator for me. The security guard was going up the freight elevator and I was going up the regular one, and he looked at me and said, “That was rude. They could have held the elevator for you.” My kindness to him led to him saying something that made my day! Positivity is golden!
Thank you for sharing – and may we all remember your words every day.