A time to be Thankful......

What a better time then this month to be truly thankful for all the little and big things in our lives. Instead of focusing on what we don’t have, I find it much more gratifying focusing on the little things in my life. The littlest things in my life bring the biggest amounts of joy. And that's something to be thankful for. I always can count on either Pink Floyd roses or Free Spirit roses to bring a huge smile on my face, probably the reason why Fleur2u was born in the first place. When I first saw the bodacious blooms of the Pink Floyd roses with their vibrant hot pink color and the ever changing orange/yellow/pink colors of the Free Spirit rose, they both had me at “hello”!! What a better reason to share these glorious roses to my fellow flower enthusiasts. Each and every time we make a delivery of these roses, i hope these blooms brings as much joy and awe to the many recipients as they do to us. Now that's another reason to be thankful. Well done Mother Nature! Well done!
This time of year is also a time to thank all those that have expressed an interest in fleur2u, and all of our customers. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Put a smile on someone’s face today and thank them for the little things they do for YOU!! You'll soon see it is so contagious.

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u

Thank you Mother Nature……..

May is one of my favorite months. It brings such joy to me looking outside my kitchen window and seeing all the beautiful garden blooms. One day, I was staring out that same window and my son asked me what I was looking at and why was I laughing. I replied, “ I’m looking at the ordinary blooms that just blossomed into extraordinary blooms right in front of my eyes.” I’m speaking about the tulips and peonies that delivered such great happiness that I was laughing. One of my favorite poets is E.E.Cummings. He wrote, “The Earth laughs in flowers.” And I truly agree with his quote , “The most wasted of all days is the one without laughter.” I truly realized how many days were wasted until fleur2u was launched. Choosing amongst all the beautiful blooms for our fabulous weekly picks this month brought both joy and laughter! There was so much to choose from and we truly have to thank Mother Nature for that! I had the same feeling when I delivered bunches of extraordinary blooms to all those fabulous Mama’s out there!! What’s better than sharing laughter and happiness? We all know that laughter is contagious. Let’s all start spreading the laughter through the language of flowers thanks to Mother Nature.

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u

Living in AWE………

To really know me is to know that I love flowers. Watching a flower grow is like watching my kids unwrap a present. To give a present is true beauty. And to give a gift of flowers is a blissful feeling. Beauty is all around us and you don’t have to go far to find it. I am truly living in awe when I get to deliver bundles of beautiful blooms. Nothing can be more blissful than giving a gift of nature that brings a smile on someone else’s face. I love the poem by Mary Oliver called Peonies. She describes the flowers as “beauty the brave, the exemplary.” She then asks, “Do you love this world?” I do.
“Do you cherish your humble and silky life?” I do. I get to fill my arms with the white and pink flowers and that my dear flower enthusiasts is living in AWE.

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u

Bring it on Spring!.....

I was walking through the flower market and picking out just the right flowers for our spring line up! I was inundated by all the amazing tulip picks from France and Holland. Then I meandered over to Italy and was bedazzled by the vibrant purple and white colors of the robust Anemones.

At that moment all I could think of was the quote by Thich Nhat Hanh, “Smile, breathe and go slowly”.
I couldn’t stop smiling, as I was breathing in all the beautiful aromas of spring. As I was passing slowly through Ecuador, gazing at the Pink Floyd, Tibet and Free Spirit roses, I came across even more beauty with the Garden Spray roses and Ranunculus.
I felt like I traveled around the world in just one afternoon. Ironically, it was the same feeling my 3 kids had when they came across the flowers in the foyer, kitchen, and bedroom. What a wonderful feeling it is to share the world! Bring it on!

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u

Rebel without a cause…

Two weeks ago, I took a flower order from a person that was out of the country. This particular person wanted to send some amazing flowers to express his good luck wishes to the recipient. I delivered amazing flowers to a young woman who was studying for her midterms in high school. When I delivered 25 long stem white roses to this young woman she accepted the flowers with such joy and happiness but yet was taken by surprise. She had no words except to say, “ for me”? What a gift that was to deliver and share this bundle of love and thoughtfulness!

Just a few days before I delivered this order, I was in a yoga class and my wonderful teacher was talking about Sharon Salzberg’s article about “the Kindness Rebellion” Sharon stated that her dear friend stated,
“If you really want to be a rebel, practice kindness.” This man was truly being a rebel by practicing kindness and to be a part of that rebellious kindness is priceless!


Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u