This morning, the idea came to me to share the flowers with strangers – maybe take a ride and give them out to people sitting in Rittenhouse Square, in a Wash ‘n Go Laundromat, people walking along the river or street, in a parking lot, going into a hospital or restaurant. It seems that most people are carrying an emotional burden or two – a random act of flowers might just help somebody today. I will keep you posted. I have no idea what city I will go to – maybe downtown Philadelphia, Norristown or Germantown.
Two hours later Update:
It is snowing too much around here so I picked up the flowers and took them to a senior living community in Ambler, PA. The security guard walked around with me and we passed out flowers to residents in the lobby area, to a nurse to pass out in the assisted living area, and to the kitchen staff. I have to call it a day now…..too slippery, getting bad out for driving. I had one more bag left. 13 bouquets of flowers in my car.
Just got home and the man who refills my mother’s oxygen tank is here. So three bouquets for his wife. Now off to the CVS drive-thru to pick up my mother’s prescriptions so I guess they will be randomly passed out at CVS. Next stop on my list. My Mom wants something from McDonald’s – a chocolate shake. On a snowy day, I bet some McDonald’s employees could use a surprise.
That means that in about a half hour, today’s flower mission will be accomplished!
Thank you, Trader Joe’s.
Can I have a few more? I am going to visit my husband. He is in a different level of care.
Can I have some for my daughter and grand-daughter? They are coming to take me out to lunch. Hope they do not cancel because of the weather because I am still game for being with them. I see the roads are bad now. Drive safely.
Wow, I am going to take all of these to my wife.
Who do we thank? Where are they from? Who are you?
Pictured below are the women who work at Trader Joe’s as they help me load the flowers into my car.
A LITTLE MORE – UPDATE:
Took 8 bouquets to the manager at McDonald’s. Do you think the kids who work here would like to take a bouquet home to their mothers?
And then in the Giant parking lot, a nice man came over and cleaned the snow off of my windshields.
Of course, I gave two bouquets to him for his wife. Just random acts of flowering in the snow today. Done for the day!