Be good to yourself

The other evening, when I headed out to the countryside to listen to the owls, I had to take a little detour. I had to stop at Sainsbury’s to replenish my supply of silicone ear plugs because there are some nighttime sounds that I rejoice in, and there are others that I really don’t want to hear Mr Broccoli.

As I walked into the store I was drawn to the bouquets of cut flowers, they were beautiful, really beautiful. I picked a few bunches up, looked at the price and put them down. I picked a few more up, and put them down again. I wasn’t sure I could justify the tenner…..instead I found the earplugs, parted with a fiver and left for my country adventure. But I really wanted those flowers.

It played on my mind all the time I was out. Why couldn’t I buy myself some flowers? Do I not deserve flowers? Is there a more pressing need for the tenner than my own happiness? Am I not even worth a tenner?

Well that did it. Of course I’m worth a tenner! So, with just four minutes to spare, I screeched to a halt in Sainsbury’s car park and ran full pelt towards the automatic doors. Thank God they were still open for business or that would have been a hilarious moment for anyone passing by. Door, face, splat.

I ran in, picked the best bunch, paid and left. I actually bought myself some flowers.

If you don’t have any flowers in your home right now, share mine.

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They’re beautiful aren’t they? In the language of flowers we have white chrysanthemums for truth; the truth that we are worth it. A white rose for innocence and asters for love; we are so very loved. The deep burgundy snapdragons are my favourite; they mean gracious lady and I’ll take all the grace I can get. Last of all is the lily and do you know what that means? It’s heavenly to be with you.

 

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