Thank you for visiting my site. I am an author of inspirational, spiritual, and family-related books and the Creator of the Team of Angels pins. Since May 3, 2013, I have devoted my life to bringing smiles to senior citizens and others who need good cheer with THE HAPPY FLOWER DAY PROJECT. Link to The Happy Flower Day Main Website
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Pictured below are pictures of my two faithful flowering volunteers – trusty sidekicks for passing out free flowers adventures. Bob was a friend from my church. He was 91-years-old, served as a Navy officer during World War II, and was a Yale graduate. I learned a lot of history while driving around on our flowering adventures.
My mother Claire was in her mid-eighties when she began helping me with the flower project. She graduated from Villanova University when she was 58-years- old and was selected as the valedictorian. She wrote thirteen books after the age of 60 and always had a kind word for everyone.
I guess we are all late bloomers – just three way past middle-aged people who love being smile bloomers! NOTE: My mother needed oxygen, note the tube – she still went out to help me.
Please see the posts below for stories of our no-fuss, fun, free, fragrant, and fresh flowering good times!
Flowers from nature are good for human nature, flowery connections of a social nature….a tour de force for a happy and healthy day in a nursing home! Eight bags of them – about 80 bouquets. Smiles bloom for residents, employees and visitors. And many times, we take flowers to people we meet along the streets or in restaurant parking lots. The perfect way to start my day – as a volunteer Flower Lady!
I had 25 bouquets and 25 grateful residents and employees that gladly accepted the beautiful blooms today at a nursing home!
MAKING PEOPLE SMILE IN THE MIDST OF A TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!
I had a couple of boxes filled with an array of beautiful flowers. I took them into ACLAMO – the Latino community center in Norristown. At 4 p.m., most of the people had gone. The program director said they would like to put the bouquets that had six different colors of flowers – in the refrigerator to preserve them.
She said everyone would love receiving them in the morning. Denise and Margarita invited me to come back on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings to participate in the programs. The topics do not exactly relate to me….and will be in Spanish – but I figure it is good practice for my Spanish conversation skills. As I left, Margarita said, “These flowers were an answer to prayer.”
The table where the flowers were placed reminded me of a field of flowers or a garden. I guess I will be a WALLFLOWER tomorrow as they discuss how to control diabetes and on the other days will be yoga and a workshop on foods for good health!
I said to Ella, “I put the last six bouquets next to the trash can. Let’s see what happens.” We had passed out 20 bouquets in the Target parking lot in Philadelphia. We were both ready to call it a day. Ella asked if I still had one bouquet of white roses. “Yes, but they are in the bunch that are next to the trash can. Wait here, I will run over and get the roses for you.” Just then, a pretty young woman spotted the beautiful flowers. She looked at them, looked to her left and right, consulted with her partner who was in a car, and then scooped them ALL up. It was just what I thought and hoped would happen. I hope that the flowers made people happy for the rest of the day and night.
Ella said this was the best day of flowering that she has had!
“There was just something extra special about the people we met today. I got so many hugs. And I especially loved meeting N. I hope we see her again. I kept saying to her I WISH I COULD TAKE YOU HOME WITH ME.” (Pictures are of N. and Ella.)
Link to 15 minute video of The Happy Flower Day Project in action