Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Biggest Bouquet


Grocery shopping yesterday I walked past the florist's booth. She came running after me and took me behind the counter to show me the entire bucket full--six sleeves--of lilies that were technically expired. She offered me the lot for ninety-nine cents, bucket included.

I've never had so many lilies in one place in my life, and that's after I gave a bouquet to a friend in the parking lot. The moral of this story is, it never hurts to communicate your enthusiasm to those around you. So that someday a florist might say, "I think of stargazer lilies whenever I see you," and bless you accordingly!

28 comments:

Jo said...

What a wonderful compliment. How I would like to people to think of star gazer lillies when they think of me...

Mrs. B said...

What beautiful flowers! The Lord cares for even the little things.
Blessings!

Regan Family Farm said...

An amazing .99 blessing! Enjoy~
Kathy

Connie said...

Wow! You were so blessed today!

Kelly said...

What a lovely story.
And a great moral too.....to share your enthusiasm!

rileyranch said...

Wow, what a blessing. I love lillies, even if they do make me sneeze!
~Nadine

Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home said...

How wonderful! Stargazer lilies are my very favorite. I found some on sale last week (they are sitting right beside me), but I didn't get them for .99!

Melissa said...

What a blessing indeed!

Many Blessings,
M.

Anonymous said...

I hope you give a plate of cookies to your florist for her kindness! I do to our mechanic, whenever he does an extra kindness for us. (or would that be considered bribing the florist?) It doesn't seem to have had an ill effect on the mechanic.
Amy F.

Jan J. said...

Ah, that's why I named my daughter Lily!

Toby & Kelly said...

My word! I've GOT to get to know my florist better!

Anonymous said...

You are making me think of summer:) We have these kind of lillies all over our yard.

They are beautiful!

~Renee

americangirlfan.com

*emilie* said...

beautiful !!

Kelly said...

I want to know your florist! What a special gift!

Rebekah said...

Having so many lilies in my house would make me sneeze like crazy- but it probably wouldn't stop me from buying them at that price! They are so lovely.

Hannah said...

aw, that's so great! Those are gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

Stargazer Lillies - flashing back to my wedding.

Just found this - hope you are keeping records - if not - here is a great option... http://www.blurb.com/

Thank you for your constant reminders of the simpler pleasures in our lives.

Kim D said...

Wow! I wish I had a florist chasing after me with gorgeous near expiration flowers!!! How lucky are you! You are ever so blessed indeed!

Erin said...

Blessings are like boomerangs. When you are a blessing to other people, you are blessed in return! :)

Tami said...

lucky you

Tracey said...

Beautiful story.. love stargazers.. a very lucky moment.

Linda said...

How very sweet. It makes me think of small towns and pleasant neighors and beautiful ladies shopping for groceries.

Leah said...

Hi there! I'm new to your blog and I find it very inspiring. I love your writing style and I'm finding that we enjoy a lot of the same interests.

What lovely lilies!
Leah
Christian SAHM of 3

momawake said...

How very lovely.

Jen said...

I carried Star Gazers on my wedding day. They always make me smile because of that.

Rona's Home Page said...

How beautiful. I just love fresh flowers in the house.

RWilson05 said...

Those are truly stunning! I remember one year, while my husband and I were still dating, he brought me hope TONS of flowers! I had at least 4 5 gallon buckets overflowing with flowers! He used to work for Phoenix, (a company that designs, builds, and decorates Rose Parade floats) and he was one of the Crew Leaders who daw the floral decoration, and volunteers, through to completion. Well one year there was an abundance of left over flowers, and my goodness he must've brought them ALL to me! =) It was amazing though! Tulips galore! I love tulips... and lily's, and orchids....

Anonymous said...

The sweet aroma of your lillies is filling my senses delightfully...you must know my overwhelming fondness for lillies. THank you!

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