Flower Power: How Blooms Heal

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“We’re dropping like flies!”  Those were the immortal words spoken by my boss the other day, as almost all members of his staff have been sick these past few days.  One of my co-workers happens to be in the hospital now, basically due to fatigue from work.  I joined the bandwagon of flies and called in sick today.

More than intravenous fluids, drugs, and chicken soup, feeding the spirit helps with a speedy recovery.  What the mind perceives, the body can achieve, right?  This has got me thinking of calling up an Etobicoke flower delivery service and getting fresh blooms delivered to my co-worker’s hospital room.

Having flowers in your hospital room helps uplift your overall mood.  I can’t imagine a bed-ridden patient not smiling when she wakes up to a bouquet of fresh stems greeting her at her bedside table.

Looking at pretty flowers does help alleviate some of the pain.  When you’re happy, your body releases happy hormones, making you somewhat number to physical pain.  Your body inevitably follows suit when your mind finds itself in a good disposition.

I guess we all fall ill a little bit each day, what with the million and one things we do.  We could all use some get well flowers to cheer us up.  Chocolates thrown in are highly encouraged.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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Comments

  1. I totally agree. Happiness is a major key to getting better. I know when I don’t feel well, surrounding myself with beautiful things is the best medicine. :)

  2. Your co-worker will absolutely love the flowers! I know I would. I hope everyone is feeling better soon. Take care.

  3. I hope you’re feeling better, Pepper. It is indeed a refreshing site to see flowers in bloom. It lifts up the spirit somehow. :-)

  4. I wish you quick recovery..Just to let you know that flowers means a lot to me..

  5. I have never forgotten the bouquet of flowers I received from a friend when I lost my second pregnancy. Of all the things people said/did, that’s what I remember the most. Flowers make you think of health and happiness; you just can’t help it!

    • A simple gesture really goes a long way, doesn’t it? There’s just something about flowers…

  6. Flowers and chocolates always make me smile and I’m sure they have healing properties. I hope everyone starts feeling better soon at your work.

    • Stress does wreak havoc on one’s health. My co-worker’s out of the hospital now, and I’m also feeling better, thanks :)

  7. Flowers always, always cheer me up when I’m ill. They seem to make everything right.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  8. I’m glad you are feeling better! Flowers really do help!

  9. Flowers are amazing. Period. They make everyone feel better, unless they’re allergic of course :P

  10. Flowers have a beautiful way of healing…hope you’re well soon.

  11. oh Thank you for the reminder. I just bought flowers online to be delivered to my Grandma who is 80 years old now and feeling week. i hope the blooms cheer her up =)

  12. hope you’re better now. that flower will really uplift our spirit when we’re done and sick. :)

  13. Good thing you’re feeling better! :) Flowers really make other person’s better.

  14. flowers in bloom heals and it adds beauty as well

  15. receiving a bouquet or a basket of flowers when we are sick makes our day brighter and our spirits are lift higher. :)

  16. Flowers certainly gives us a sense of happiness and good feeling. I never fail to stop or pause whenever I see a beautiful arrangement of blooms so I could appreciate it more.

  17. Sometimes falling ill on busy days is inevitable and you just can’t make much out of the situation but to have bed rest. The only thing you can do though is to make a fast recovery. With that you have to get your mind off of stressful things first to rejuvenate both your mind and body and make a fresh start again after you’ve recovered most of the energy.

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