The first time I received flowers was in the middle of a huge family Christmas party at my parent's house.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
I was 16 and had only known Mark for a few weeks. I remember stepping around my family members holding the vase, trying to get up to my room where I could open the card in private. I took a lot of razzing, but it was worth it.
Don't you just love flowers?
Flowers talk. They say, "I was thinking of you."
Unless of course they are lillies and you are my mom. Then they just say, "Go ahead and faint while I watch."
So I guess you need to be careful to say the right thing to the right person.
Too often we hire out or order from "professionals" something we didn't think we could do. Or maybe we didn't even think.
We just pay someone else to do it because it's not "our area of expertise."
I bet if you were to buy either of these flower arrangements they'd run $30-$60, maybe more.
Let me challenge you.
Pick one thing that you normally hire out, whether it's plumbing or flower arranging, and decide to learn how to do it yourself.
YouTube is a great way to learn a new skill.
Watch the above video on flower arranging. You know you want to…
Here is a YouTube video of a Thanksgiving table arrangement. Have you ever thought of using potatoes and turnips in a centerpiece?
Give it a try.
If Aunt Melba brought fruit cake for Thanksgiving, when it's passed around the table and you don't want to take a piece, you can divert everyone's attention by telling about how you DIY'd the flower arrangement.
Don't pay someone when you can do it yourself. It's worth your time and effort to learn something new.
We should always be learning.
Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be showing you my DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece.
And yes, centerpiece is one word, I looked it up.
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