This is a story about one of my clients, Sarah. Like many Hopkinton moms, Sarah lived a busy and hectic life. She worked long hours at her job and often forgot to take time for herself and the people she loved. One Valentine’s Day, she received a surprise delivery of roses from her husband, Brad. It was a simple gesture, but it filled her heart and reminded her how much she was loved.
From then on, Sarah made a promise to herself to never forget the little things that bring happiness to those she cared about. She wanted to pay it forward and make others feel just as special as she did. So, every Valentine’s Day, she would send flowers to her friends and family as a way of showing them how much they meant to her.
Their daughter went off to college, and Sarah would send flowers to her dorm. Most importantly, she never forgot to send flowers to Brad’s mom in Connecticut.
Over the years, Sarah’s tradition became well known to her family and they looked forward to receiving her flowers every year, bringing a smile to their faces even on the toughest of days.
Sarah’s friends and family came to understand the true meaning behind the flowers. They were a symbol of love, appreciation, and gratitude. They reminded everyone that no matter how busy life got, it’s important to take a moment to show those closest to us how much we care
This Valentine’s Day, think about the people in your life who could use a little extra love and appreciation. Send them a bouquet of flowers and watch their faces light up with joy. The gesture will bring a smile to your face too, and who knows, you may even start a tradition of your own!
A simple act of kindness can go a long way and flowers are a beautiful way to show someone how much you care.
Carrie Hurley White is the owner of Sunnyside Gardens in Hopkinton