Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace
Lately I’ve started to make sure I always have a bouquet of fresh flowers in my house. Perhaps lately is the wrong word to use, because I’ve been doing this for the past year to be frank. Plants and flowers are a funny thing to me. I have always loved them as a kid. I loved spending time in my grandmothers garden, I thought it was fun to water her flowers or plant them. The best part though was when I got to pick berries from the blueberry bushes. Then when I moved out (7 years ago) I bought a plant. I bought it in the hope that it would stay beautiful for a long time. However, I do not have the best memory nor do I have a green thumb. After a month or two I realized the plant was long gone – that’s when I knew me and plants weren’t going to get a long great. For a long time I didn’t buy any plants, I almost had nothing green in my apartment.
Last year I re-discovered my love for flowers (not that I’ve disliked them or anything). And hey, they don’t need to come with soil. They can be fresh cut and actually be meant to wither after a week or two. Ever since I started to buy flowers on a more regular basis I feel my apartment seems a lot nicer. This year I have been buying flowers almost every second week, and it is not something I will stop doing anytime soon. It doesn’t even have to break the bank. I have found some really nice places in Copenhagen that sells many various bouquets for a reasonable price. Although some may still think fresh cut flowers are not worth the price since they have such a short life span – I can only say that flowers are great example on enjoying the present fully. Just like flowers we will all wither one day, so let’s enjoy it whilst it blooms (getting deep here haha).
The other day I realized that there are actual studies that show that Fresh flowers can improve your well-being because flowers apparently can increase happiness. This does make sense to me though, because every time I look at my vase (sometimes vases) filled with beautiful flowers I feel a sense of calmness.
On another note, I have since I moved in acquired a few actual plants. But only plants that can survive weeks without water, as I still forget to water them from time to time. So far I have two plants I’ve had for almost 2 years. I knooooow unbelievable, at least if you knew the old me 😀