Are flowers a mood lifter?

I try having flowers at home all the time. Only problem my husband doesn’t like colored flowers, yeah can you imagine?! He likes white ones. I tell him they remind me of a funeral! So we compromise (like in every healthy relationship!), one week white, another colored…(please tell me I am not the only one with this problem!).

Since I was a kid I remember our home was always filled with flowers. My mother had made friends with a woman from a far away village, who would come every week with a tray on her head full of flowers (I’m not joking, a huge tray!), she would sit in our kitchen having a coffee while my mother visited with her in her broken Arabic(remember my mother is Italian!), then she would choose the flowers she liked and the flower lady would leave, till the next week. And this has been going on for about 30 years or more!

Flowers have a therapeutic effect on us. They make us feel good. Flowers have the power to lift your spirits.

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 The researchers at Rutgers University, after doing a 10-month study came to a conclusion that there is a linkage between flowers and moods. This has now led to the emergence of a new form of therapy- the flowers therapy.

The researchers have discovered that there is an instant effect on a person’s mood when you receive flowers. You break into a smile involuntarily irrespective of your age or your temperament.

Even those who were feeling low and were in a depressed mood felt good almost immediately after receiving a gift of flowers.

Flowers have a healing touch. They make people feel more optimistic and look at the brighter side of life.

Get yourself a bouquet of flowers today, or even better, make a person happy and offer them some!

Have a great weekend!

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3 Responses to “Are flowers a mood lifter?”

  1. Leila March 3, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    i remember the old lady with the flowers! she used to visit my mom in Beirut too!!! ahh, memories…
    Actually i am on my way to get flowers today! will think of you!!! have a beautiful sunday cara!

  2. Lina April 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    the women name is Om Marwan, she came yesterday morning and she brought me very beautiful flower and some wild herbs for your father to eat as a salad with green onions and olives….

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