Flower Power: Happiness and More…
Posted on March 5, 2012
Flowers generally represent spring, blessings, fertility and growth. Their presence has been found to trigger happy emotions, heighten feelings of life satisfaction and affect social behavior in a positive manner.
Giving a gift of flowers is always a thoughtful experience and is a gift that is definitely not about money. A large bouquet from the local florist will no doubt be beautiful and well appreciated. Just as the small bouquet of wildflowers lovingly collected by a loved one will bring joy into your life.
Flowers in a home are said to spread calm and chase away moments of anxiety, worries, and sadness. They have also been said to increase feelings of compassion and kindness for others.
People who live among flowers experience less negativity and have lowered hypertension and anxiety. They are also generally more enthusiastic and happy, and are willing to help others.
Beautifully arranged flowers make the room look elegant, bring warmth into the home and drive away the gloom. Flowers in a room brighten up the darkest corner and make people, children and adults feel welcome. They do not have to be enormous or expensive. Just a few stems surrounded by greens will make a difference.
Sprays of dried flowers and grasses can make beautiful displays in your home. Flowers can also be pressed into scrapbooks and journals. It has recently been scientifically concluded that not only do flowers make us happier than we know; they have also have strong positive effects on our emotional well being. With a little effort, you can transform your home and your life with simple and affordable flower arrangements.
So, wake up and smell the flowers – you won’t remember how you lived without them!