August Approaches with “Precious Gems of Remembrance”
It is hard to believe that summer is almost half over and we are about to enter into the month of August! Time doesn’t stand still for any of us so it is important to take advantage of each and every day that we are alive and able to enjoy all that life has to offer. It is equally important for us to live every day with an attitude of gratitude and a spirit of happiness that exudes our persona so that others are inspired by our presence, lifted by our positive energy, and comforted by our optimistic outlook on life.
The arrival of August offers us a couple of interesting items to note. First, the birth flower for August is the gladiolus, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage, and family. Second, the birth stone for August is peridotite, or olivine, as some refer to it. It is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green. Often mistaken for an emerald and other green gems, it is a very abundant mineral, but gem quality peridotite is rather rare. As a result olivine is considered to be precious.
Something that is precious and something that represents beauty and strength of character are both meaningful symbols for any month of a year. Equally precious for us is the love and support of those who are part of our immediate and extended families, who give us strength and encouragement. We are all fortunate as well to be part of a global family of fellow human beings whose purpose is to further one another’s existence in a world filled with life, beauty, love, and peace.
We also see each of these qualities reflected in the beauty of nature that surrounds us and binds us to the life of which we all are a part. Whether it is the trees that provide us with a canopy for shade and rest, or the grass that cushions our feet as we walk in our yards or the neighborhood park, nature shouts its message of life and sustenance daily! We find inspiration in the buds and blossoms of the flowers that adorn our patios, sidewalks, properties, and homes. We celebrate the beauty of nature and find reprieve in the peace of nature’s landscapes. We enjoy the recluse of flowers and greeneries that decorate our walking trails, public parks, and playgrounds where we find escape from the daily tasks of work and other obligations.
These same flowers and plants serve as a source of comfort to those who are fortunate to receive them as gifts and remembrances. They become a testimony of our connection with others, whether they are family, friends, or others we just met, and serve as indication of what their relationship means to us. They become a symbol of our love and remind others that they are never forgotten, but remembered daily as we advance toward our futures with hearts of love and gratitude.
When you give the gift of flowers, you are expressing your love and appreciation to those who matter most to you. To those who have given you strength, love, beauty, precious memories, and a sense of belonging, whether it is with family or others, flowers speak volumes when words sometimes just don’t seem enough.
Why not give us a call today and let us help you say with flowers those things that words sometimes just don’t seem enough. The gift of a fresh flower arrangement, silk centerpiece, or a green plant or dish garden will serve as a lasting expression of your special connection with another important person!