Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Summer is the time that we are all thinking about vacation. Have you ever thought about having a fresh flower bouquet in your vacation home or hotel room? Let's be honest. Most of us give flowers to others but rarely feel comfortable spending that extra money on flowers for ourselves. Your vacation is the time to splurge on yourself!
"The SAF/FPO Alliance partnered with Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, to explore the effects of flowers in the home environment on well-being. The four-month behavioral research study concluded that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home." From "The Home Ecology of Flowers" at www.safnow.org
The study goes on to say that people who lived with fresh flowers in their home for less than one week felt less negative.
Let a bright bouquet of gerbera daisies or roses greet you as you enter your beach house or your hotel room after a long day. This year, try something different. Treat yourself for a change! You've worked hard all year. You deserve it!