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“Always take time to stop and smell the roses.” We’ve all heard it. But sometimes we don’t realize how important that is until our world gets rocked a little. Or a lot.

I’m sure we could all tell stories about what’s been going on in our lives lately. Hard things, sad things, scary things, happy things, exciting things…and man. This week we just felt like celebrating. Why? No reason, really. Just LIFE. Instead of feeling burdened that the house needs to be cleaned, the laundry pile is a mountain, the work life is hectic as ever, and we haven’t had a home cooked meal in way too long…we challenged ourselves to a perspective change, and it all started with some beautiful flowers on our doorstep.

Are you kidding me right now? How GORGEOUS are these flowers from our local FTD florist?

What a perfect opportunity to stop and SMELL THE ROSES.

I mean, just look at the way these blooms brighten up our kitchen! Our spirits were instantly lifted and suddenly it felt like a privilege to clean the kitchen, do the laundry, and make a meal (Ummm, ok you got me. Maaaaybe I didn’t make the meal, but I DID make the cookies!). And this is what I love about FTD Fowers. They partner with local florists to ensure their bouquets are hand crafted and hand delivered with care. And no matter what the occasion is, it just feels meaningful! Ya know?

Aaaand did you see the darling leather tassels on the beautiful vase? I just LOVE little details like that!

Ok, I know. You’re thinking, ‘WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL about the flowers??’ And last week I might have agreed with you. But friends, I’m telling you. It’s the little things. This pretty bouquet has brightened my mood every day this week.

Today I moved them over to the dining table, and wow. What a fun fall centerpiece! I love how the kindness of others is contagious. And now I can’t wait to send some beautiful flowers to surprise a loved one.

So, yes. There’s a lot of unlovely things going on in the world, to say the least. But we have a chance to make a difference in someone’s day. A smile, a kind word, a thoughtful note, some beautiful flowers…all it takes is a willing heart.

Proudly partnering with FTD Flowers.

  • October 11, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Pennyreyjohnson - Janna, those are so beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to show us the display on table! Jesus bless you! XoReplyCancel