Aside from your friends and family (because we know they’re number one and two on your list!) what are you thankful for? Did flowers make the cut?
Because their colorful blooms can be found in shops, on tables, and in sprawling fields, it can be easy to take flowers for granted. But with Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, we can’t help but think about the many reasons why we’re so thankful to live in a world full of flowers.
1. They make us smile.
Look at a big bouquet of bright yellow sunflowers and tell us they don’t make you smile — it just can’t be done!
2. They brighten up a room.
Think about it — flowers are one of the few things you can constantly change in a room, without breaking the bank. Whether it’s the summer or winter, a regular Tuesday afternoon or Christmas morning, flowers always make a fun, new addition to any room.
3. They improve our quality of sleep.
With 130 million Americans suffering from a chronic lack of sleep, it’s time to think beyond sound machines. The scents and extra oxygen flowers bring to a room can help even the biggest night owl drift fast asleep.
4. They fit any occasion.
5. You can make them your own.
With specific colors and species representing everything from love and friendship to different anniversaries, you can customize any bouquet to your loved one’s personality.
6. They captivate a room with their alluring fragrance.
7. They’re the gift that keeps on giving.
Flowers are anything but a short-lived gift. With the right care, a bouquet of flowers can last for weeks. Even after they lose their initial pep, you can incorporate them into a number of different crafts.
8. They bring a bit of the Great Outdoors inside.
Whether you’re a rough and rugged camping enthusiast or you prefer to enjoy nature a bit more sparingly, no one can deny that having flowers around the house brings them joy.
9. Health benefits, galore!
“Flower power” isn’t just a groovy saying from the 60s, it’s actually somewhat of a fact. From better sleep and air quality to more positive thinking and less anxiety, flowers have the power to boost our mental health and physical health. And though we don’t suggest testing these claims for yourself, certain flowers have been used to cure ailments like headaches, nausea, and toothaches.
10. Flowers benefit the environment.
From a single potted daisy to a 10-acre garden, flowers take in harmful carbon dioxide particles and expel clean oxygen.
“What a desolate place would be a world without a flower.” – Clara Lucas Balfour