A thank note I received from a friend recently said, “Thank you so much for what you did. That one small gesture meant such a great deal to me.”
We don’t often know how the small things we do affect other people -- holding open a door for a mom with small children in tow, smiling at a cashier and actually engaging in conversation with him/her, sending a quick note or email to say these simple words: ‘I was thinking about you’. None of these things take time or great effort from us, but they can leave a great impression on the receiver.
Today I cut three very small and simple blossoms from my yard: the tip of a dogwood branch, a small rose and a cluster of yellow perennials I have growing in a pot. I put them in vintage apothecary bottles no larger than the size of my hand and attached a small sentiment to each one. Now they will go to people I love in need a lift. The ten minutes it took me to do this could make someone’s day better. Worth it? Yes indeedy.
It doesn’t take a whole bouquet of flowers to make someone feel special. Sometimes a single little flower can be its own grand gesture.