Flowers, a woman’s most admired gift. One that we look forward to receiving on anniversaries and special occasions from our spouse or loved ones. Why is it that we only deem it special when we receive them from others? Why do we feel the need to wait for certain moments to experience the beauty and excitement of receiving them?
For the first time in over 20 years, I stepped out of second nature and found myself admiring the beautiful aroma of flowers in the market. Oh, how beautiful they were. I could picture them in the perfect spot in my dining area. Suddenly something in me begins to question the idea of buying my own flowers. What would people think? Would they get a negative perception of my spouse? Would they think I have to buy my own flowers? Well, the answer is no.
I thought to myself…this moment is about me. Me wanting to love and spoil me because I deserve it. Not from anyone else, but I deserve it from myself. I deserve to love myself and buy myself flowers. I deserve to show me that I love me, that I appreciate me regardless of what anyone thinks.
How can anyone ever treat me better than I treat myself? I decided in that moment to not just buy myself flowers but to take care of me better than anyone could. Sometimes we look for love and admiration from outside sources, but I found out in that moment that the best love you can receive comes from within.
Mrs. Cynthia Williams-Bey