December 2016

Pay It Forward….

Time for me to chime in…our tech genius partner would always tell me that his favorite movie is “Pay it Forward.”  He would tell me that these are words he lives by.

So here’s what happened to me this week in the flower district on 28th street in NYC:

I was sourcing a mossy clay pot for a customer.  The vendors were crazy busy with holiday orders.  After finding the perfect clay pot, I was standing in a very long line to purchase.  Everyone was being impatient to get in and out fast- all strapped for time.  I finally get to the cashier to pay for my pot and I give the vendor my debit card.  He says to me "I am sorry but I have a $10 minimum for all card transactions.”  Now I am notorious for going through my whole day with absolutely no cash in my wallet…being the queen of Apple pay and using my phone as my wallet:)  So I say to the vendor “I am sorry but this pot is really all I need for now.”  He looks at me and shrugs his shoulders as he is not sure what to do.  A little voice from behind me in line says to me “How much is your purchase?”  The woman with the english accent says “Is it less than $10?”  I am now a bit surprised and bewildered and say “Yes it is.”     She says "I’ll pay for it for you…just pay it forward.”  The vendor is now wide- eyed and looking at me.  The english woman goes on to say “If you see someone in need please give to them…share the holiday spirit.”  I am now immersed in feelings of gratitude.  I say thank you very much and I certainly will.  Another man in line says “We need more people like that!”  The vendor and everyone in the check out line are immediately transformed with wonderful smiles on their faces.  I had a smile on my face all day and made a point to give to others in need.  In other words…”pay it forward."  

Hope this puts a smile on your face…

#loveNYC  #sharelovewithflowers

Renée
Co-founder
Fleur2u


Thriving during this Holiday season…

I’m almost done with decorating my house for the holidays. The tree is up, the lights outside are hung, the holiday cards are ordered, and the gift exchanges have just started. I am so blessed this holiday season because of the exciting news of launching fleur2u. I don’t think I have ever been more excited than this…the idea of being able to offer such amazing flowers to all. Especially during this time of year when everything seems so gray outside, shopping for just the right roses, tulips, or even peonies makes me forget about the short cold days and puts a feeling of peace and joy in my heart. Because of the launching of fleur2u, I can feel my inner self thriving during this holiday season and I can’t wait to see others enjoying these beautiful blooms as I have been doing in the past months.

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u

'Tis the Season

I woke this morning feeling so incredibly grateful. Not only am I planning for my most joyous holiday but fleur2u.com was launched last night. This is a time of giving and as I am reflecting on this year, I can’t think of a better way to end the year sharing and offering such beautiful blooms to all! Because of the fabulous growers we have chosen, we can offer such quality flowers for a fraction of the price that florists do. I would frequently ask myself …What is my purpose? What am I doing? What is the unique role I am to play in this game of life? I think fleur2u answered this so vividly. It makes me feel blissful when I can share all this beauty and love…

Jacqueline
Co-founder
Fleur2u