Ashley’s volleyball team played in a tournament in Washington DC on Valentine’s Day weekend, and on Valentine’s Day the girls gave flowers to their coaches. I also surprised each of the girls on the team with a daisy and little good luck note:
I used silk flowers so the girls could tuck the flowers into their backpacks during the tournament.
This past week, I got to thinking about how crazy it is that primarily we just give flowers on official holidays and significant dates like Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Flowers are so wonderful – why aren’t we sharing them more often than on just these days???
Then I thought about the silk flowers that I gave the girls and suddenly an idea popped into my head…
I decided to make a card in PicMonkey, laminate it, and attach it to one of the extra silk daisies I had.
I’ve always been a fan of the Pay It Forward and Operation Beautiful movements, so my intent is to place the flower and card randomly somewhere in the hopes that it will get passed along. Who knows, it may not go anywhere but in the trash, but then again, maybe at least one person will find it and enjoy it.
I know I can be a sentimental fool sometimes, but I figured it’s worth a try. The world can be a pretty depressing and scary place at times (especially lately), so if this little effort of mine manages to bring a smile to someone’s face, it’s totally worth it in my opinion.
So….if any of you like this idea, why don’t you do the same and make your own card, grab a daisy, and Daisy It Forward? You can also use this free printable Daisy It Forward pdf card that I made.
Or, if you don’t want to do the card, how about simply just giving someone a flower today? I’m pretty sure there’s a good chance it’ll bring a smile to their face.
p.s. Check out Flower It Forward.Org – it’s a great cause for passing flowers along.