Flowers are nature’s free gifts to us – a gift full of beauty, wonder and wisdom, but only visible to the ones who are willing to appreciate them. Like a horse with blinders, many of us engage in a race to the top, and in this race, it is easy to stop noticing the daily occurrences of beauty around us. But if we do pause and pay attention, we will notice that flowers aren’t called nature’s work of art without good reason. With their beauty and grace, they give us many things to reflect and learn from. If only we can afford a little time to really pay attention, we will realize that from those delicate petals, we gain arespite, a teacher, and a language.
If, like me, you’ve ever wondered why the number of happy bouquet receivers seen on Instagram does not match the number of people you see carrying bouquets around on the streets and on public transport, then it’s likely because we aren’t attuned to how commonplace bouquet delivery is in Singapore. Given how small our country is, flower delivery in Singapore makes the perfect sense because it means flowers are kept fresh and efficient delivery times are met. The option of islandwide delivery also saves one from having to lug a massive bouquet on board trains and buses (and attract curious stares in the process). Most importantly, with how busy people are, bouquet delivery saves one from having to take time out from work to personally collect and deliver the bouquet.