I watched this movie called You’ve Got Mail, I believe it came out in the late 1990’s. It’s a cute, rom-com, in case you are interested. In the movie, Meg Ryan asked the question, “…don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”. I would have to agree with her assessment (or rather, with her character in the movie). I love daisies, white ones in particular. They seem bright, cheery and yes, friendly.
Six years ago, when my son went away to college, he left me a great gift. I didn’t find it until several months later, but it was fantastic! One crisp, October morning I looked out my front window and there, among my husband’s “wild” growing ferns, was a bunch of white daisies looking up at me. Not quite believing my eyes I went outside to investigate. Sure enough there was a daisy bush growing under my front window. Knowing this did not just randomly happen I asked my husband if he knew anything about it. He didn’t. Neither did my oldest son, which only left one more person to ask.
My youngest son, knowing how much I like daisies, planted the bush for me as a surprise. It was great! Every fall, while he was away at school, I would look out my front window and see the daisies. I would send him a picture of the bush and a text saying “thanks for the flowers!” and he would text back smiles and winks.
He graduated college a year ago and is now living closer to home. But again, this sunny, autumn morning I happened to look out my front window and noticed a bunch of happy, smiling, friendly daisies. Thanks, Nate!
Which flower is your favorite?
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and Flower Friday