Cheer Up Flowers

I was feeling sad because of my recent loss (read this post if you missed the tribute to my Dad). My husband knew this and came back home one afternoon with something to cheer me up:

A pot of flowers. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

He bought these beautiful lilac blooms instead of cut flowers because “they represent living things”. The beauty of these flowers remind me everyday that life is still beautiful; and that I have a wonderful husband who cares.

Close-up of blooms. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

When I look at them now, I am reminded of two things:

  • My dad, who enjoyed the beauty of life.
  • My husband, who cares about me enough to want to cheer me up when I am sad.

I enjoy receiving flowers as they bring beauty and life into the home. I know that I will enjoy these blooms for a long time to come.

Do you enjoy receiving flowers?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012


29 thoughts on “Cheer Up Flowers

      1. You’re welcome Colline! it’s just something I learned as a kid because my mother was mad about flowers. As I got older I found that using the flower’s proper name, people knew exactly what I was talking about – a signature, I suppose, like a person’s name!


    1. That is why receiving these was so unexpected! After many years of living together, my husband has come to know that I appreciate flowers – and the potted version (they last longer 🙂 )


        1. Thank you. I used my son’s DSLR camera while we were on holiday and the shots you can get with that camera are even better – but you do need to learn how to use it. Also, one can apparently get other lenses for the camera I have. It all depends on how seriously you want to take your photography I guess.


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