Hello Flower Friends!
Anyone who has given or received flowers know the MAGIC that happens with the giving.
We think we know flowers make people happy by the "oooos" and "ahhhhs" we hear when gifting flowers. But did you know that flowers really DO make people happy? And that research has proven it?
A team of scientists lead by Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.
Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/147470490500300109 When a person sends or gives flowers, they convey the message that they admire and appreciates the other. Flowers are the perfect way to make anyone feel special and loved! Flowers are a tangible symbol of love and admiration, so everyone enjoys getting flowers! So go out and make someone happy!!!! Random acts of kindness...... Petal it forward! Have a great day! Elizabeth