Have you ever felt down, but been drawn to the beauty of flowers so much that your spirit was lifted? We have. It seems that even in the darkest of times, the delicate appearance of a flower or its sweet fragrance has been all that was needed to perk us up.
We can’t count the number of times we’ve felt blue and then walked past a rose only to be lured in for a sniff. Why? Why do flowers call to us, even when we’re dead sure we’ll never see happier times? Perhaps it’s the symbolism of the flower as something that keeps focus on the good, even when chaos surrounds it. Maybe it’s the smell of some, and the way that the fragrance notes affect our brain physically?
Flowers, no matter their environment, do seem to push forward with life energy to offer bold colors, calming aromas, and opportunities to share beauty with others. Flowers persevere, and that is a testament we can stand behind. You can chill their home to the core and they manage to renew in springtime. Burn them and they’ve already worked to burn a memory of beauty into the mind, plus their ground lies fertile for another planting.
Whenever you’re feeling like you could use a little pick-me-up in life, consider turning to the flowers. In particular, choose the following flowers. Buy them freshly cut and put them in a vase, or plant them in a garden in or around your home. Just keep them with you somewhere and look at them, or put your nose to some of them when you want an instant high.
Who doesn’t walk past a rose and bend over to enjoy the smell of it? We can’t resist. If you’re wondering which roses are the most fragrant, which means they might offer you the most fulfillment from their sweet smell, choose the Honey Perfume rose or the Fragrant Plum rose.
Sunflowers can instantly put a smile on our faces. Their large face, if you will, seems to challenge us to be just as cheery. When we stare at a sunflower, we often find ourselves engaged in a battle of who can be the happiest, us or the flower.
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Gerbera daisies are a bit like sunflowers for us. They uplift, maybe because their petals open up to the sun asking us to also stay open to life. We especially love pink and white gerbera daisies.
There are many more flowers that cheer us up, such as the common daisy and the dandelion. Common daisies have that same openness to life that we often need in trying times, plus they’re pint-sized, which shows us we need not be big and grand above all to be worthy. Why the dandelion? If you’ve ever blown its wispy, cottony seed heads into the wind and made a wish, you’ll know why.