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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Somewhere, Sometime, Someone said seeing flowers stimulate happy feelings. I found that it seems to work for me.
It was winter when I heard that, many years ago. I had an old little silk flower in a pot in the garage. It had evaded several trips to the dump. I brought it in and set it on my stove, bright, solitary, in front of a window. As I glance out the window I have the benefit of falling back to that persistent, ever in bloom flower. I LOVE IT!! So I got a tiny potted silk at $ store and set it beside our shared computer screen at work. The other girls all appreciated and liked having a little life (like) as we signed in and out of the job.
And so I began to populate my home and surroundings with the beauty of flowers and plants. I love my flowers and the silk work fine without maintenance (except a shower occasionally).
With ‘dull-drums’ and ‘depression’ being a symptom of ‘cabin fever’, why not see how one pretty little silk flower might work for you?
Something to consider as we lay our flower beds to nap for the winter and in the interim until we watch for the crocus to peek through the melting snows in the early spring.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUNSET09 11/22/2013 9:56AM

  emoticon It's all in our preception to stop and enjoy that which God has provided! I have a vase sitting on my desk. It lets me know that because of the "rain" in our lives, there's so much beauty that surrounds us! emoticon for sharing your story! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 11/22/2013 9:41AM

    I bring my potted plants in for the winter.....I agree about the bright spots to cheer us on

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DJ4HEALTH 11/22/2013 12:49AM

    It is a bloom that keeps on giving!!

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TATTER3 11/21/2013 6:29AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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MERRYMARY42 11/20/2013 7:30PM

    I agree, my sister who lives in Iowa has an artificial flower vine, lifelike outside her window, and it almost always shows over the snow emoticon and it cheers everyone up that ses it, be cause it is a harbinger of spring

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DR1939 11/20/2013 6:22PM

    I'm with you, I love flowers in any form. My husband is aware of this and searches out gardens or wildflowers to show me.

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INNERJETTIC 11/20/2013 1:13PM

    How nice! You inspire me to do that.

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CHERIJ16 11/20/2013 1:01PM

    I always have some kind of silk flower arrangement around to cheer me on through the winter or just on cloudy days! emoticon

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ERINLINDSAY83 11/20/2013 10:57AM

    Love this! I also have a few artificial flowers in my home! (As well as several real orchids.) Glad you found something that works!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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