A delivery day: rush, rush. early morning. deliveries!
I push the buzzer and the intercom continues to ring for a couple of minutes.When the woman finally answers she is very confused and surprised about receiving a gift.
"Are you sure it's for me?"
I then wait patiently at the retirement home entrance for the woman to come get her flowers.
Check the time. Check driving route. Text hubby. Check email...Finally someone lets me in.
A very sweet woman asks in a shy tone if I am the one looking for Mme Anna*. When I introduce myself and explain that the flowers are for her, her face just lights up.
With a trembling,and excited voice that breaks with emotion, the 85 year old woman says
“I have never received flowers before!"
My heart melts, my eyes water, and I honestly feel like I just want to hug her … I am speechless.
Some things we just take for for granted.
"What do you mean? Every woman has gotten flowers!"
Well, not every woman.
Anna turns out to be a retired teacher and nun with no children of her own. The person who sent her flowers is the mother of 2 children who are now in their 30’s, who remembered her dearly and decided to give her a bouquet of flowers in gratitude for her kindness and life lessons she had taught her kids. What a nice and sweet gesture!
You don't need a special occasion to give flowers.
You just need someone special.
Who will you give flowers to this month?
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