On a recent grocery store trip I noticed a man (probably in his late 30s) and a lady talking next to the flowers section. The lady was giving him advice on which flowers to pick out, which ones look good together, you know that sort of stuff. I minded my own business and continued shopping down the isles.
A little while later, when I was ready to check out I ended up behind that same man in line. He began talking to my husband and I with such excitement about how he is buying these flowers for his girlfriend. He went on about how he knows they aren’t expensive and how he hopes she will still like them. He had a bunch of red carnations and some white babies breath that he was going to arrange himself and put in a vase. (Fun fact: red carnations symbolize deep love and affection). I told him that I thought it was a beautiful idea, and how I’m sure she will love it.
He proceeded to tell us how he has never did anything like this for her before, but how much she deserved it. He said that they have been together for a few years now and he talked about how great she is, and how happy she makes him, but he never once bought her flowers. We were very intrigued by his story and happy for him. My husband responded with “it’s never too late..” , the man looked relieved, and he repeated it back to us and was on his way.
I’m not sure where that man and his girlfriend are now, but I hope their happy. I sure hope she enjoyed the flowers too. There was something so inspiring about this story that I just had to share it. I hope it brings you some encouragement as well. Is there something you have on your heart that you really should do, but keep putting it off for whatever reason? Maybe you should apologize to someone, tell someone how much they mean to you, right a wrong you have done? Or maybe you have been putting off trying something new out of fear – whatever it may be, get out there & do something about it today. You can do it!
Rather than waiting around for something to happen, take action. It’s the only way you’re going to see results. Instead of thinking about “one day” or any “what ifs” – you can do something about it now. Life is too short to go through not knowing, and not living or loving to the fullest.