There’s an old proverb that says, “Flowers leave their fragrance on the hand that bestows them.” A poem written about it says this:
This old Chinese proverb if practiced every day
Would change the whole world in a wonderful way.
Its truth is so simple it’s so easy to do
And it works every time and successfully too.
For you can’t do a kindness without a reward
Not in silver nor gold but in the joy from the Lord.
You can’t light a candle to show others the way
Without feeling the warmth of that little ray.
And you can’t pluck a rose all fragrant with dew,
Without part of its fragrance remaining on you.
My mom loved getting flowers….but not the cut kind. She loved living plants that she could plant in our backyard. My dad was great about giving her plants.
My mom also loved the handful of weeds that my brother and I would pick. My mom attributed flowers with love. As the proverb says, the hand that gives the flowers also receives a blessing. Give some flowers to someone special today. It will make their day and yours too. I want to remember those lessons I learned as a child....and be the best Proverbs 31 woman I can be? How about you? Happy Thursday!