Things That Bring Me Joy

Things That Bring Me Joy: Fresh Cut Flowers

I have a confession to make: I buy myself flowers. Like, all the time.

Sometimes (maybe two or three times a year), I’ll receive a beautiful bouquet, usually of roses, from my thoughtful hubby. Often, these occasions accompany some holiday (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.), and they never fail to bring me joy when they do happen.

But, because my nature-loving self just needs to have fresh cut flowers around me more often than two or three times a year, you can often find me raiding the floral section at the grocery store, sniffing around the $4.99 bouquets with a trained nose (because even though I’m making a luxury purchase, it had still better be a cheap luxury purchase, dang it!).

I didn’t hit upon this happy joy in life (of buying flowers for myself) until fairly recently, when I felt like I had some money to burn (it must have been a payday).

And you know what I quickly discovered?

That five-dollar purchase brought me noticeably higher moods and positive feelings for a solid three weeks.

Now THAT’S what I’d call a pretty good investment.

Lately, I’ve been trying to buy myself this little bit of visual happiness about once a month or so, and it seems like such a simple thing, but I can honestly say that it’s affected the mood of our home since the flowers are one of the first things I see when I walk in.

Isn’t that crazy?

What $5 things bring YOU a little extra happiness? (And does anyone know of any other long-lasting flowers besides daisies and carnations?)

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