Flowers Say It Louder Than Words

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There are things we want to say but never seem to muster the courage to actually say them. Clammy hands, rapid heartbeat, sweat brows, shaky legs, knotted tongue and dry mouth are a good indication that we just can’t do it. No matter the pep talk with give ourselves in front of the mirror, no matter how many time we rehearse the words, they.just.won’t.come.out. it is aggravating. We wish there were ways we could say them, without actually saying them. Well, there is a way. A very loud and clear way. The flower way.

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You want to say I love you a bunch of red roses will say it with elegance. You want to say I’m sorry, well, depending on just how sorry you are you an choose from a small vase of flowers that say “Sorry, kinda” to a massive arrangement that say “Please please please let me get out of the dog house”. You want to say I am always thinking of you or thank you or get well, well there are flowers in all colors and sizes and shapes and quantities that will say that for you.

Ferlin Husky said it best in his song Flowers Speak Louder Than Words”

Flowers speak louder than words they say whether the red white or blue
Flowers speak louder than words they say that’s why I send them to you
I send a bouquet of flowers hoping that they touch your heart
Well the flowers speak louder than words my dear tell me what keeps us apart.

So you got something to say? Bring it, we’ll help you articulate.

 

Fantasy Football VS Fashion Week: How To Survive The Two Worlds

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Last week you buried your faces into your cell-phone, tablets, laptops and desktops obsessing over who to draft, who’s to start, who to bench, and kept checking on updates every 3.5 minutes to see how you are faring against your FF opponents. It is the regular season football after all and your significant other surely understands the importance. Then you discover she has found solace in shopping for…well, a whole new wardrobe only to find that fashion week starts this week in DC and she must find a cute outfit to wear to the shows that will tell her what is in style this coming season. Now you have a household split in the sports and fashion world. How do you co-exist and make sure that at the end of the season you won’t end up living out of her shoe box both because you have thoroughly neglected her and because she has decided to buy just about every piece on the runway?

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Gentlemen err…or shall we say team managers, you will need to romance her right off her Italian leather boots. Make sure that on those days your players are not playing, you shower her with as much attention you usually reserve for when you are studying a running back’s stats. this doesn’t mean that you have to spend a ton of money to prove to her that she is #1 in you heart, you can keep it simple like a foot rub (she’ll need one after having squeezed her feet in those boots trying to break them in), or run her a bubble bath (this way you have some time to yourself to bathe your eyes with television glare), send her some “I’m always thinking of you” flowers and chocolates at work (major brownie points for this one), and show some interest in her current obsession, which will most likely be D.C. fashion week. She will love to know what kinds of cloth you like seeing her in.

And ladies, although it is in fact a fact that retail therapy is a cure-all kind of therapy and that you simply must own that blouse in every color, and buy shoes to match (obviously), remember that your honey is in pain watching his player, who was projected to have 21 points is now stuck at 3 and the game is 2 minutes away from ending. He wants to win, no, he needs to win, much like he needed to win your heart. We know that you need to know what the hot colors and trends of the season are, we won’t allow you to spend the rest of the year looking like a goof. However, try showing some interest in his sports obsession, ask questions, try to understand how this whole game works or even join a fantasy football league of your own and ask him to help you draft your team or chose the player that looks the cutest and has the best looking jersey. Who knows, you might end up doing better than he does. Give him a shoulder massage to melt those knots he’s named Victor Cruz. Get him a tasty snack to nibble on while he pulls his hair out.

All we’re saying is that you won’t need to have a home divided. You can mesh your two worlds together and come out with cute strappy heels  and a belt to match and a happy team manager who’s honey didn’t nag him into a coma.

 

“Thank You For All You Do!”

AdminBlog REStudies show that saying thank you does actually have some health benefits by reducing stress related issues and depression. For some, however, saying “thank you” might feel awkward or might even be difficult, be it because of pride or the simple belief that the person is doing what s/he is supposed to do. Now think back to that time someone sincerely thanked you for a deed that you thought was not a big deal or ordinary or just simply your duty. Felt good, didn’t it? Wouldn’t you want someone to feel the same? Or think about that time that you did something extraordinary for someone, and the person never thanked you (not that you would do something to be recognized or thanked), it might have made you feel unappreciated.

This doesn’t mean that you should overdo it with the “thank you”s by handing them out like (insert a clever analogy here). That might actually make your gratitude lose meaning and value. Don’t be passive either when you thank someone. Show the person that you truly appreciate what s/he’s done. Don’t be vague about it; make sure the person knows what exactly you are thankful for. Don’t treat it as a chore or something you have to do, it should be something that you are happy and want to do. Thanking someone is more than just a transference of ooey-gooey warm and fuzzy feelings from one person to another. It is a way for you to show the other person that you respect them and their time and effort for the good things s/he did for you.

We, at MyFlorist, are in the business of helping companies show just how thankful they are of their Administrative Professionals. Next week, in particular, we are sending out vases and baskets full of “you are awesome”, “thank you!!!”, “couldn’t do it without you”, “you are a valuable member of our staff” and more all week-long to the fabulous APs and show them how appreciated they are for what they do all year-long for their bosses and their company. You can buy them lunch, give them gift cards or postcards, but nothing says it better than flowers. You might think we are biased, but studies have shown repeatedly that, like thank yous, flowers have health benefits…we’ll save that for another day.

Reconnecting to the People in your Life

1280px-Family_eating_lunch_(1)Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with many of the people in your life?  Does it seem like the only way you interact with them now is through some type of electronic device?  If you’d like to have less screen time and more face time with your loved ones, here are a few ideas on how to get away from texting and Facebook and back to actual in-person interaction.

If your family is always on their smart phones, tablets, or laptops, set aside one evening a week as “no electronics” time.  Even if it’s just a few hours—dinner and a short activity—it’s better than nothing.  Or you can specify that the dinner table is a no electronics zone so you can all discuss your day while eating.  Of course, you must also obey this rule.  Let your friends and other relatives know that dinner time is not a good time to call.

Don’t see your friends that often?  If you’d like to reconnect with them, why not make plans to go out to lunch together or at least meet for coffee?  If the two of you are serious about reconnecting, you’ll find the time, even if it’s on your lunch break.

Think about the various ways you interact with people.  How many times to you text, email, or use social media instead of talking face to face?  If you’re tired of always interacting through a screen, it’s time to do something about it.  Make a plan to reconnect face to face with your loved ones.  You’ll be amazed how many others want to do the same thing.

One was of making a personal connection is to send someone flowers.  Let us help you reconnect with others by sending them flowers in Washington, D.C.