wabi-sabi hand-spun, denim-colored, ceramic bowl (which I got from a thrift store for $4). There you have it, a gorgeous way to add new life to flowers, save money and get more joy from your original bouquets.
As I was rearranging my wilted flowers, I had a moment. It dawned on me that there is so much beauty in the wilting of life.
I’ve been open about losing four family members within about a year’s time. Although that was one of the most gut-wrenching experiences, it inspired me to soul search and, yes, death has taught me to live more.
So today, I had double joy, double gratitude as I got double the pleasure from my supermarket flowers.
Speaking of soul, on the plane ride back home, I listened to Oprah’s “SuperSoul Sunday” episode with Bradley Cooper. Oprah and Bradley talked about his amazing movie, “A Star is Born” (if you haven’t watched it, it’s a must see!), spirituality and his father’s death.
One moment that touched me was when Bradley talked about his father dying in his arms. He mentioned that when his dad took his last breath, he felt the transferring of energy go out of the body and into him. I got the chills because I believe we are all energy. The goodness, lessons and love leave a legacy in and around us.
Back to my flower lessons of the day:
1. Let go and see the beauty in death. Think about what death has to teach you about living.
2. Life is like a flower: you blossom, then eventually, we all wilt. What will you do before the time comes? (I know, morose, but true.)
3. Use your favorite things often, whether it’s your fave China, vessel for flowers or going on a walk and literally stopping to smell the flowers. Be in the present moment.
4. Any content with Oprah or Bradley Cooper makes me happy. What about you?
Here’s a vlog I created to help you get more life out of your flowers.
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