Send Love for Chinese New Year

Beloved Flower Lover,

Guess what, there is another opportunity to go in and experience  love and share it with others comes this week.  Yep, its Chinese New Year, 3rd Feburary 2011.

Delicious-we invite you to hear what your gut is saying about how you would like to express love during and throughout the coming New Year.

Possibly,  rejuvenate your year by sending someone you love flowers to welcome in the Chinese New Year. Or maybe invite yourself to fill up your home with expression of beautiful  flowers.  Love. You are so worthy of that loving expression. Let yourself melt into that and join in with that feeling and just imagine extending that love to yourself. Another thing you might do is possibly, pick a quality of love to your experience of the New Year and choose flowers to reflect that. We invite you to notice how that voice for love feels inside yourself as you consider this inspiring  research that we came across. We invite you to possibly  stay with that process of love for longer and longer each day, recieving that good feeling and increase that resevoir of love within yourself. What are you willing to sacrife each day to allow yourself to reflect on yourself each day with love?

For your New year, what are you willing to sacrife in your life on a day to day basis to experience a full expression of love. Even 7 minutes a day. Extend love out and allow love to come in.

What is the one thing that you really love? We love flowers, what do you love? what would that be? how does it make you feel? How does it feel for you? There is your point of love? We allow ourselves to have a flower experience for 7 minutes a day. We refuse to be anxious and allow ourselves to have a floral experience. What are you willing to experience for 7 minutes a day whilst you are enjoying that thing you love per day.

Martin Seligman and his colleagues found that people who wrote down three things that went well each day and their causes every night for just one week had improved happiness scores which then increased over the next six months.

Likewise, participants were given one week to write and then deliver a letter of gratitude in person to someone who had been especially kind to them but had never been properly thanked, showed an immediate and marked improvement in happiness score, although it tailed off during the six month follow-up.

The bottom line: being consciously grateful and acting on it, improves our view of life. For most of us, being safe, healthy and wealthy is a pretty good place to start the gratitude log.

Imagine doing that now for a 2 weeks, then 3, then more? We welcome your comments.

Love you and wish you the Best Chinese New Year.

The Team

The London Flower Lover

p.s. we are so looking forward to being the voice of love for you, reflecting the love you want for yourself and others for this next Chinese New Year.

p.p.s Martin E. P. Seligman and Tracy A. Steen Nansook Park Christopher Peterson,
‘Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions’ American Psychologist, July–August 2005.

The London Flower Lover

About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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